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Knox College

Galesburg, IL
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Campus Life and Facilities

Knox Says...

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... More More

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... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

2 East South Street, Campus Box 148

Galesburg, IL 61401

United States

Phone: 309-341-7100

Fax: 309-341-7070

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
80%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
No

Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Men's dorms Special housing for international students Women's dorms Fraternity/sorority housing Apartments for single students

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Student Film Society Student Union Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
103
Number of Honor Societies
8
Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Prairie Fire Women's Sports Team Name :Prairie Fire
# of sports for women, varsity
11
# of sports for men, varsity
12

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry Diving Golf Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Diving Football Golf Soccer Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Wrestling

Student Services

Other Services
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/common-ground
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/able www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/asian-student-association www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/harambee-club www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/lo-nuestro www.knox.edu/offices-and-services/student-development/trio www.knox.edu/offices-and-services/center-for-intercultural-life

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.

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    79
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    86
  • Green Rating:
    80
  • Campus Environment:
    Town
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    95%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    80%
  • # of Organizations:
    103
  • # of Honor Societies:
    8
  • # of Social Sororities:
    4
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    6
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    5