University Park, IL,
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July
2018
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Celebrating Inclusion and Independence

Celebrations of Independence Day, also known as Fourth of July, are upon us, and the GSU Newsroom is paying homage to America’s founding fathers who dreamed of a free-thinking nation of people pursuing ideals of justice and equality. 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words capture the sentiment at the heart of the Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776, by 56 men from 13 British outposts.

With that, the original colonies were transformed into united states. Today, Americans celebrate with a hearty tradition of backyard barbecues and parades of red and white and blue across the nation's landscape.

Jaguars stand with patriotic citizens who savor the nation’s freedom, despite its flaws, while remembering GSU's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, encouraging acceptance of wide-ranging perspectives among students, staff, faculty, and members of the broader community.

Happy Fourth of July to the entire GSU community. Have a safe and fun-filled holiday.