As a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, Northwestern chose to compete in athletics at the highest level.
This proved an ambitious goal for the smallest, and the only private, school in the Big Ten. Yet, in the same way that the University has achieved distinction in education and research, we challenge ourselves to excel in Division I sports while never losing sight of creating a world class experience for our student-athletes.
"The response from our very best Northwestern supporters since we announced this project has been tremendous. We now look to our generous and committed alumni, donors, and fans across the country to join with us in fulfilling this vision."
– Jim Phillips, Combe Family Vice President for Athletics and Recreation