About Us - Emergency Communication

Coronavirus Response

Greenville University cares! We make the health and safety of our students, employees, and campus visitors a top priority. Stay informed through regular communication on this webpage. Greenville University conducted rapid-response saliva testing on campus from August 2020 through May of 2021. Our dashboard below reflects our performance with comprehensive campus testing throughout the school year. 

Cumulative Tests Taken

40251

 

Cumulative Positive Cases

215

Cumulative Negative Tests

40036

Changes to COVID-19 protocols

Changes to COVID-19 protocols

July 07, 2021

As the State of Illinois moves to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois COVID-response, some immediate changes will take place to GU’s COVID-19 related protocols.
CARES ACT 7/1/21 Update

CARES ACT 7/1/21 Update

July 01, 2021

CARES Act update 7/1/2021
Greenville University plans for fall 2021 in-person classes

Greenville University plans for fall 2021 in-person classes

April 30, 2021

Greenville University plans to welcome students to campus for in-person classes in the fall. 
Greenville University moves to

Greenville University moves to "Phase Green," zero COVID-19 cases

March 31, 2021

Greenville University is excited to announce a move to “phase green,” in addition to the news that it has been almost one month since a positive COVID-19 test on campus.
GU to permanently continue test-optional policy for student applications

GU to permanently continue test-optional policy for student applications

March 22, 2021

Greenville University has announced it will permanently continue the “test-optional” policy it instituted earlier to accommodate admissions and scholarship-award processes during the pandemic.
Why GU is positive about its positives

Why GU is positive about its positives

February 24, 2021

Yes, Greenville University has positive COVID-19 cases. Yes, there have been increases in cases since the start of the semester. Here’s why we are still confident that GU is one of the safest places to be right now.
COVID-19 update: Spring semester and vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 update: Spring semester and vaccine FAQs

February 08, 2021

As fears about COVID-19 continue to be prevalent, Greenville University has remained a safe constant for students, faculty and staff.
Update on Spring Break

Update on Spring Break

January 04, 2021

Greenville University is making changes to Spring Break 2021
Knowledge is power: Why Greenville University returned students to campus after Thanksgiving

Knowledge is power: Why Greenville University returned students to campus after Thanksgiving

December 09, 2020

How could a university risk such a radical, bold move as to return students to campus after Thanksgiving break? Knowledge. That’s how.
Thanksgiving 2020 Update

Thanksgiving 2020 Update

November 25, 2020

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful to God for all that we have accomplished with His help, creating a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff to learn and connect this semester. Students are meeting face-to-face in classrooms and labs due to the saliva-based testing program and high compliance of our GU community to safety protocols.