Inside Athletics

About Illinois Tech Athletics

Illinois Institute of Technology was founded in 1940 and its heritage can be traced back to the early 1890's with the founding of the Armour Institute of Technology and the Lewis Institute. Illinois Tech has five campuses in the Chicago area with the main campus based on the Chicago's south side in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood.

Illinois Tech is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. The undergraduate student population tops 2900 and the total student population exceed 7400 with the law school, business school and school of design.  

Illinois Tech is currently transitioning to NCAA Division III and is beginning year two of the provisional stage. The sports program field's competitive teams in 13 sports: men's and women's swimming and diving, cross-country, track and field, basketball, and soccer, as well as men's baseball, women's lacrosse and women's volleyball.

Illinois Institute of Technology Athletic Mission Statement

Athletics has had a strong and proud legacy at Illinois Institute of Technology—a tradition of competition that reflects our university's commitment to academic excellence and a dynamic student experience.  And it is in our athletic programs, as well as in our classrooms, that our students will develop the interpersonal, ethical and leadership skills that will help them compete at the highest level in whatever endeavor they choose. 

What We Value:

Integrity: Honoring the values of your university and your sport-and never compromising when it comes to doing what is right.         

Excellence: Putting forth your best effort and never settling for "good enough".

Collaboration: Recognizing that many individuals contribute to individual success.

Responsibility: Being accountable to yourself for your actions and to others who are dependent upon your efforts.

Determination: Keeping goals in sight and working to achieve them.

Respect: Valuing all of the individuals who contribute directly or indirectly to your success—and graciously acknowledging those opponents whose efforts result in victory.

Courage: Being willing to take a stand based on principle and conviction.