Chicago, IL,
14:53 PM

Governors State University mourns the loss of Jaguar Chasatte Simeon

Chasette Simeon at GSU

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of one of our Governors State University students. GSU senior and political science major Chasatte Simeon was killed in a  vehicular accident in Chicago, IL on November 16, 2022. Chasatte joined the GSU community as a first-year student in 2019 and was slated for graduation in 2023. In addition to her academic pursuits, she was very active across campus as a member of the GSU dance company and a Center for Junior Year peer mentor.

On behalf of myself and the board of directors, we extend our deepest sympathy to Chasatte’s family and friends on this unimaginable loss. As we prepare to enter a season where we focus on being thankful, I am thankful for the outpouring of love and support for Chasatte. Although our hearts are heavy, we find comfort knowing that she touched so many lives in our community. 

The loss of any student affects our university. Counseling support will be available on campus to those in need. Please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center. You may also contact the Center at 708-235-7334 for an appointment.

To our faculty and staff, please take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for free counseling. 

 For immediate assistance, please call:


GSU public safety: 708.534.4900

24-hour crisis lines:

708.429.7255 or 815.744.5280

We are a strong, resilient community. Please continue to keep Chasatte Simeon’s loved ones, friends and GSU community members who knew and loved her in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Dr. Cheryl Green


Services for Chasatte Simeon will take place as follows:

Friday, November 25

Public Viewing: 4 – 6 p.m

Calahan Funeral Home

7030 S. Halsted St.

Chicago, IL.


Saturday, November 26

Visitation: 10 – 11 a.m.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m.

Original Holy Ark Church

5338 S. Morgan St.

Chicago, IL.