About McKendree University

McKendree University offers students many ways to make their mark, with 50 undergraduate majors and co-curricular activities including study abroad, debate, marching band, show choir, community service, mission trips and Greek life. Bearcat student-athletes compete in 32 men’s and women’s sports and McKendree is a member of NCAA Division II in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts is southern Illinois’ finest performing arts venue. The university also owns and operates a golf course and an art gallery.

McKendree offers a high quality education in a friendly, nurturing environment. Total enrollment is over 3,000, with a 236-acre campus in Lebanon, Illinois near downtown St. Louis, and centers at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and in Louisville and Radcliff, Kentucky.

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Students Lobby for MAP Grant Funding

McKendree University students joined others from colleges and universities across Illinois to meet with state legislators on Nov. 10 to lobby for continued funding of Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, at the State Capitol in Springfield.

18 days ago
Drama or Musical Achievement

Theatre Department Presents "Almost, Maine" Nov. 5-8

McKendree University theatre students present "Almost, Maine," nine vignettes about love--with a few surprise endings--at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts for four performances, Nov. 5-8.

27 days ago
Honor Society

Phi Eta Sigma Members Attend Regional Conference

Members of the first-year student national honor society attended a conference in Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 23-25, where they met Elaine Powell, the executive director of the Phi Eta Sigma national office. Joining them were chapter advisors Dr. Ann Collins, associate professor of political science, a...

30 days ago

Fall Semester Student Internships

McKendree University students are gaining valuable experience during fall semester internships.

about 1 month ago

Students Participate in Leadership Program

Students in McKendree University's leadership program discover their potential and develop their leadership skills by participating in workshops, retreats and conferences throughout the year.

2 months ago