Robert Morris University (Illinois)

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This article is about the university in Illinois. For the university in Pennsylvania, see Robert Morris University.

Robert Morris University-Illinois
Established 1913
Type Private, Not-for-profit
President Mr. Michael P. Viollt; $793,743[1] MSA
Students 3,233

2,649 full-time, 132 part-time


23 full-time, 429 part-time

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Maroon and Vegas Gold
Nickname Eagles
Affiliations NAIA, ACHA

Robert Morris University-Illinois, formerly Robert Morris College, is an educational institution in the U.S. state of Illinois that has multiple campuses, including locations in Chicago (main campus), DuPage, Bensenville, Elgin, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Peoria, Schaumburg, Springfield, and Lake County. Robert Morris University-Illinois was formerly known as Robert Morris College; however, the institution changed its name to Robert Morris University-Illinois on May 1, 2009.[4] It is a private, accredited, not-for-profit institution with 501(c)(3) status. It offers associate and bachelor's degrees through the School of Business Administration, Institute of Art and Design, Institute of Technology & Media, Institute of Culinary Arts, and the College of Nursing & Health Studies. In 2006, the Morris Graduate School of Management was established, providing Master of Business Administration and Master of Information Systems programs at the Chicago, DuPage and Orland Park campuses. The graduate program has now expanded to all campuses across Illinois. Robert Morris University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Like its namesake in Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University is named after Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and financier of the American Revolution. However, the two like-named universities are not affiliated with each other.


The Leiter Building
The Second Leiter Building houses the university's Chicago campus

Robert Morris was founded in 1913 in Carthage, Illinois, taking over the former campus of Carthage College.[5] In 1975 it acquired/merged with the Moser School of Business and moved to Chicago (eventually moving the Carthage campus to Springfield). Since 1988 it has opened numerous additional campus sites around Chicago and Central Illinois.[6][7]


The University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Generally complies with the general guidelines as set forth by:


Robert Morris–Illinois athletic teams, are known as the Eagles; the university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The current Athletic Director is Megan Smith Eggert

Men's and Women's ice hockey compete in their respective divisions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

Branch campuses (single buildings)[edit]

Its sister branch campuses RMU–Springfield, RMU–Lake County, and RMU–Peoria are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

RMU–Springfield - Men's sports include baseball, basketball, ice hockey and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, soccer and softball.
RMU–Lake County - Men's sports include soccer; while women's sports include bowling and soccer.
RMU–Peoria - Men's sports include bowling and ice hockey; while women's sports include bowling, soccer and volleyball.

Accomplishments in sports[edit]


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