Robert Morris University Illinois

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

2,649 full-time, 132 part-time


23 full-time, 429 part-time

Location 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 sites, 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. 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 locations 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 universities are not affiliated with each other.


The Leiter Building
The Second Leiter Building houses the university's single building in Chicago.

Robert Morris was founded in 1913 in Carthage, Illinois, taking over the former location of Carthage College.[3] In 1975 it acquired/merged with the Moser School of Business and moved to Chicago (eventually moving the Carthage location to Springfield). Since 1988 it has opened numerous additional sites around Chicago and Central Illinois.[4][5]

The university is housed in one building. It does not have a campus.


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. In 2014 RMU became the first university to offer gaming scholarships for a varsity e-sports team which currently competes in League of Legends, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Dota 2 competitions.[6][7]

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

Branch locations[edit]

Its sister branch locations 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.



  1. ^ a b "Chicago – Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Chicago. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Higher Learning Commission". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Our Rich History". Carthage College. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  4. ^ DAVE HANEY. "Robert Morris College becomes Robert Morris University". Journal Star. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Our Mission, History, and Credentials – Robert Morris University". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Robert Morris University Athletic News". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "A League of Their Own: Robert Morris University Offers Scholarships to Gamers". The Official NVIDIA Blog. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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