Campus Life and Facilities
Under the open skies of west-central Illinois sits the 82-acre Knox campus. Built on prairieland, its broad lawns and big trees offer plenty of prime spots to study, play or simply relax and enjoy. Days are generally clear and sunny, with warm springs and colorful falls. Knox's nearby Green Oaks...
Knox Students Say...
Popular manners of relaxation and recreation include intramural sports, campus organizations, and “artistic expression, be it poetry, visual art, performance art, music.” Students “go to parties, play games, dance, etc., just like any other col- lege campus. The difference is, our fraternity...
All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Special housing for disabled student
Special housing for international students
Apartments for single students
GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
International Student Groups
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Social Services Group
Student Film Society
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Number of Honor Societies
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Athletic Division :Division III
Men's Sports Team Name :Prairie Fire
Women's Sports Team Name :Prairie Fire
# of sports for women, varsity
# of sports for men, varsity
Women's Athletics List, Varsity
Men's Athletics list, Varsity
Minority Support Groups
Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100%
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 11
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 20.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 97%
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: No
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities: The Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center is home to a greenhouse and an electron microscopy lab.
The Ford Center for Fine Arts houses a black-box studio theatre, a large-scale production theatre, and two recital halls, along with art studios that are used for ceramics, sculpture, painting, and printmaking. After receiving a $5 million gift to build a new art and art history building, Knox is currently finalizing architectural plans for this new academic building. The College will break ground in the spring of 2015 and will be open for students who arrive in fall 2016.
Green Oaks Biological Field Station, located 20 miles from the main Knox campus, is 700 acres of tallgrass prairie, old growth oaks, second-growth oak-hickory forest, lakes, and streams. The facility is used by faculty and student for research and is home to Green Oaks Term, an interdisciplinary exploration of life in a community that is fully integrated into its natural surroundings.
The Knox Farm features two high tunnels and a community garden that is used for academic purposes and provides local produce for campus use.
The recently renovated Alumni Hall recognizes the key role that experiential learning plays in the education of every Knox student by bringing together all of the centers that support experiential learning, including the Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study, the Stellyes Center for Global Studies, the Kleine Center for Community Service, and the Bastian Family Career Center. It also will house the Offices of Admission & Financial Aid and Alumni Relations and the Whitcomb Heritage Center. The renovation preserved the historic envelope of the building, while creating a contemporary, technologically advanced, LEED-certified space for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.