Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate
|Sports fielded||22 (men's: 11; women's: 11)|
|Headquarters||Bay City, Michigan|
|Commissioner||Dell Robinson (since 2009)|
The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. Member institutions are located in the midwestern United States in the States of Michigan and Ohio, with affiliate members in Indiana and Illinois. Charter members include Ferris State, Grand Valley State, Lake Superior State, Northwood, and Saginaw Valley State. Former members include Oakland (1972–1997) and Westminster (1997–2000).
Sponsorship of football was dropped by the GLIAC after the 1989 season. Conference schools sponsoring football joined with football-playing members of the Heartland Football Conference to form the Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC), which began play in 1990. The MIFC merged with the GLIAC in July 1999 and the GLIAC resumed sponsorship of football that fall.
- 1 Member schools
- 2 Sports
- 3 Football facilities
- 4 References
- 5 External links
A divisional format is used for basketball (M / W), football, and volleyball.
- Northern Michigan — left the GLIAC in 1977, and re-joined in 1987.
- Northwood — left the GLIAC in 1987, and re-joined in 1992.
- Hillsdale College — volleyball is a member of the south division.
- Wayne State — football and volleyball is a member of the north division.
- Membership History 
|Alderson Broaddus University||Philippi, West Virginia||1871||800||Battlers||2012||lacrosse (W)||Great Midwest|
|Ursuline College||Pepper Pike, Ohio||1850||1,485||Arrows||2013||lacrosse (W);
swimming & diving (W)
Future affiliate members
|University of Indianapolis||Indianapolis, Indiana||1902||4,300||Greyhounds||2015||lacrosse (W)||Great Lakes Valley|
- Indianapolis — football was an affiliate member from 1999–2012; swimming & diving (M / W) was an affiliate member from 2000–2013.
|Gannon University||Erie, Pennsylvania||1925||Golden Knights||1995||2008||Pennsylvania State|
|Mercyhurst University||Erie, Pennsylvania||1926||Lakers||1995||2008||Pennsylvania State|
|Oakland University||Rochester, Michigan||1957||Golden Grizzlies||1974||1997||Horizon
|Westminster College||New Wilmington, Pennsylvania||1852||Titans||1997||2000||Presidents
Former affiliate members
|Lewis University||Romeoville, Illinois||1932||Flyers||2004||2013||swimming & diving (M);
swimming & diving (W)
|Great Lakes Valley|
|Notre Dame College||South Euclid, Ohio||1922||Falcons||2012||2013||football;
|Urbana University||Urbana, Ohio||1850||Blue Knights||2012||2014||lacrosse (W)||Mountain East|
|Wheeling Jesuit University||Wheeling, West Virginia||1954||Cardinals||2012||2014||lacrosse (W)||Mountain East|
The GLIAC dropped football from the conference after the 1989-90 season, but resumed it for the 1999-2000 season
Full member (all sports) Full member (non-football) Associate member (football-only) Associate member (sport)
The GLIAC sponsors the following 22 sports:
|Swimming & diving|
|Track & Field Indoor|
|Track & Field Outdoor|
Men's sponsored sports by school
|Grand Valley State||9|
|Lake Erie College||10|
|Lake Superior State||6|
|Saginaw Valley State||8|
- Northern Michigan — Swimming & Diving (M) begins play in 2015; Soccer (M) begins play in 2016.
- Saginaw Valley State — Swimming & Diving (M) begins play in 2015.
Women's sponsored sports by school
|Grand Valley State||11|
|Lake Erie College||10|
|Lake Superior State||8|
|Saginaw Valley State||9|
|Future Affiliate Members|
- Northern Michigan — Golf (W) begins play in 2015; Lacrosse (W) begins play in 2016.
Other sponsored sports by school
|Lacrosse||Equestrian||Fencing ‡||Skiing ‡|
|Grand Valley State||IHSA|
|Lake Erie College||ECAC||IHSA|
|Lake Superior State||WCHA|
|Saginaw Valley State||IHSA|
- ‡ — D-I sport
- MFC — Midwest Fencing Conference
|Ashland||Jack Miller Stadium||6,000||Artificial|
|Ferris State||Top Taggart Field||6,200||Artificial|
|Grand Valley State||Lubbers Stadium||10,444||Artificial|
|Hillsdale College||Muddy Waters Stadium||8,500||Artificial|
|Lake Erie College||Jack Britt Memorial Stadium||2,500||Artificial|
|Michigan Tech||Sherman Field||3,000||Artificial|
|Northern Michigan||Superior Dome||8,000||Artificial|
|Ohio Dominican||Panther Field||1,750||Artificial|
|Saginaw Valley State||Wickes Memorial Stadium||6,300||Artificial|
|Wayne State||Adams Field||6,000||Artificial|
- "Tiffin University Accepts Membership Invitation From the GLIAC". Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-27.[dead link]
- "PSAC Adds Gannon University and Mercyhurst College to Membership". Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-27.[dead link]
- "GLIAC Membership History". Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "UIndy men's lacrosse joins ECAC". University of Indianapolis. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "Official GLIAC Athletic Site". Official GLIAC Athletic Site. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "NMU Announces Addition Of Four Varsity Sports". Northern Michigan University. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- "Men's Swimming & Diving Will Join Athletics Lineup In 2015". Saginaw Valley State University. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- "GLIAC Stadiums". D2Football.com. Retrieved October 31, 2011.