Women's lacrosse team giving each other a high five


Athletics has a strong and proud legacy at Illinois Tech—a tradition of competition that reflects our university's commitment to academic excellence and a dynamic student experience. In our athletics programs, classrooms, and research labs our student-athletes develop the interpersonal, ethical, and leadership skills that help them compete at the highest level in whatever endeavor they choose.

In fact, competition time is a serious advantage at Illinois Tech. Because we are a small, private university, our student-athletes receive personalized attention and more opportunities to compete. 

A member of NCAA Division III, Scarlet Hawks teams perform in nine men's sports and eight women's sports.

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Two Illinois Tech students participating in the color run

Illinois Tech students can also participate in an extensive roster of intramural and recreational activities. With options ranging from cricket to yoga and flag football to martial arts, you'll find almost anything that interests you.

“In high school I knew I wanted to play college baseball. But a college baseball career would only last four years, and a career would last much longer. It’s important to go somewhere that’ll set you up to be successful after graduation, and Illinois Tech will do just that.”

—Brandon Holifield (Humanities, Specializing in History 3rd Year), Baseball

A photo of Brandon Holifield wearing his Illinois Tech baseball hat