Black History Month originated in 1926 when historian Carter G. Woodson promoted what was known as "Negro History Week" in an effort to educate people about the accomplishments of African-Americans. In 1976, the celebration was expanded to include the entire month of February, the birth month of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass.
The Millikin University Career Center enhances the University mission by:
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Confidential personal counseling services are available throughout the academic year to assist students in overcoming their difficulties. Staff members utilize an approach that emphasizes personal responsibility, prevention, intervention, and a concern for the whole student. It is our goal to assist students in improving their abilities to make informed decisions that positively affect their mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Students may live in University operated residence halls (freshmen only) and apartments (if available), Greek chapter houses, and the Woods at Millikin. All upperclassmen students reside at the Woods at Millikin.
The Information Technology Department provides service to the Millikin community in support of the mission of the university. We strive to deliver excellent support in the use of academic and administrative technology, the network infrastructure and cabling, the use of media, telecommunications, and printing and mail services for students, faculty and staff.
Wellness is the state of optimal well-being, not simply the absence of illness, but an improved quality of life resulting from enhanced physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Millikin's Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement provides students with the necessary tools to be a democratic citizen in a global environment. By providing you leadership opportunities, programs, and educational resources we empower you to explore the University fundamental questions: Who Am I? How Do I Know? What Should I Do?
Millikin University teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. Prior joining the NCAA Division III and the CCIW in the 1946–47 season, Millikin primarily competed as an Independent of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) back since their first year of athletics in the 1903–04 academic year. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
An involved student is one who devotes considerable energy to academics, spends much time on campus, participates actively in student organizations/activities, and interacts often with faculty (Alexander Astin, Theory of Involvement).
Millikin University has been accredited since 1914 by what is now the Higher Learning Commission: A commission of the North Central Association.