Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate
|Members||15 (12 in 2017)|
|Sports fielded||22 (men's: 11; women's: 11)|
|Headquarters||Bay City, Michigan|
|Commissioner||Jeff Ligney (interim) (since 2016)|
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
- Findlay, Hillsdale, Lake Erie, Ohio Dominican, Walsh — will join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017.
- Membership History 
|Davenport University||Grand Rapids, Michigan||1866||12,471||Panthers||2017|
- Reclassifying member in yellow.
|Purdue University Northwest||Hammond, Indiana||1946||13,964||Pride||2017|
- Purdue–Northwest — membership application was denied in 2016.
|University of Indianapolis||Indianapolis, Indiana||1902||4,300||Greyhounds||2015||lacrosse (W)||Great Lakes Valley|
|McKendree University||Lebanon, Illinois||1828||3,027||Bearcats||2014||lacrosse (W)||Great Lakes Valley|
|Ursuline College||Pepper Pike, Ohio||1850||1,485||Arrows||2013||swimming & diving (W)||Great Midwest|
- Indianapolis — football was an affiliate member from 1999–2012; swimming & diving (M / W) was an affiliate member from 2000–2013.
- Ursuline — lacrosse (W) was an affiliate member from 2013–2015.
|Gannon University||Erie, Pennsylvania||1925||Golden Knights||1995||2008||Pennsylvania State|
|Malone University||Canton, Ohio||1892||Pioneers||2012||2016||Great Midwest|
|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
|Alderson Broaddus University||Philippi, West Virginia||1871||Battlers||2012||2015||lacrosse (W)||Great Midwest|
|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:
|A divisional format is used for basketball (M / W) and volleyball.|
|Swimming & diving|
|Track & Field Indoor|
|Track & Field Outdoor|
Men's sponsored sports by school
|Grand Valley State||9|
|Lake Superior State||6|
|Saginaw Valley State||9|
Women's sponsored sports by school
|Grand Valley State||11|
|Lake Superior State||7|
|Saginaw Valley State||10|
Other sponsored sports by school
|Lacrosse||Volleyball ‡||Bowling ‡||Fencing ‡||Skiing ‡|
|Lake Superior State||WCHA|
- ‡ — D-I sport
|Ashland||Jack Miller Stadium||6,000||Artificial|
|Ferris State||Top Taggart Field||6,200||Artificial|
|Grand Valley State||Lubbers Stadium||10,444||Artificial|
|Hillsdale||Frank "Muddy" Waters Stadium||8,500||Artificial|
|Lake Erie||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|
|Walsh||Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium||22,364||Artificial|
|Wayne State||Adams Field||6,000||Artificial|
- "Tiffin University Accepts Membership Invitation From the GLIAC" (PDF). Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
- "PSAC Adds Gannon University and Mercyhurst College to Membership". Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. 2007. Archived from the original on June 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
- "Oilers Announce Move to G-MAC in 2017". University of Findlay. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Hillsdale College to Join Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017". Hillsdale College. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Storm Athletics to Join Great Midwest Athletic Conference". Lake Erie College. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Ohio Dominican University Announces Move to G-MAC in 2017". Ohio Dominican University. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Walsh University Announces Move to Great Midwest Athletic Conference". Walsh University. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "GLIAC Membership History". Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "Davenport, Purdue Calumet Accept Invites into GLIAC Membership Process". Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- "Official GLIAC Athletic Site". Official GLIAC Athletic Site. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "GLIAC Stadiums". D2Football.com. Retrieved October 31, 2011.