Why a name change?
As one of the largest universities in Illinois, the University's leadership determined that qualities unique to the institution were not effectively conveyed by the name "Robert Morris University." The name change more accurately reflects the University’s status to its many publics, including employers, high schools, other colleges, and its benefactors as a private institution possessing a national reputation for career-focused education.
With a rich near 100-year history bearing the name Robert Morris, the University’s leadership determined to continue to honor Robert Morris, the financier of the American Revolution and signer of both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States.
Will the school colors or mascot change?
The burgundy and gold color tradition will endure, with slight enhancements. The previous maroon will be replaced with a richer hue of burgundy and the previous yellow will become more of a traditional gold. With a rich tradition in athletics and over 35 nationally ranked teams, Robert Morris University will continue to be regarded athletically as The Eagles, however, a mascot costume change has occurred.
Will the website address change?
The University’s domain name will continue to be robertmorris.edu.
Will this affect my diploma?
Alumni of Robert Morris University are officially graduates of Robert Morris University.
For a nominal fee, Robert Morris University alumni may request a Robert Morris University diploma by contacting the University Registrar. These diplomas will be issued after November 1, 2009. Students graduating after July 2009 will receive Robert Morris University diplomas.
Who may I contact for more information?
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Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.