Presidents' Athletic Conference - Membership Evolution

Membership Evolution

  • 1955 Charter members Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, and Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, along with Wayne State University in Detroit, come together to form the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC).
  • 1958 The PAC adds four additional members - Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.; Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.; Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.; and Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., bringing the total number of conference members to eight.
  • 1962 The PAC accepted the University of Ypsilanti (Eastern Michigan) as its ninth member.
  • 1966 Wayne State and Eastern Michigan withdrew from the PAC following the 1966-67 academic year, leaving the conference with seven members.
  • 1967 Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University federated into a new institution known as Case Western Reserve University. The undergraduate student bodies remained separate, however, and both Case Tech and Adelbert College (the male undergraduate school of the former Western Reserve University) continued to field separate teams.
  • 1968 Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is accepted into the PAC.
  • 1970 Case Western Reserve University begins to compete as one program, no longer fielding teams as Case Tech and Adelbert.
  • 1972 Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio is accepted into the PAC.
  • 1983 Allegheny College and Case Western Reserve University leave the PAC following the 1983-84 academic year.
  • 1984 Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., is accepted into the PAC.
  • 1984-85 The PAC sponsors women's athletic championships for the first time.
  • 1988 John Carroll University leaves the PAC.
  • 1989 Carnegie Mellon University and Hiram College leave the PAC.
  • 1990 Waynesburg College (now University) in Waynesburg, Pa., is accepted into the PAC.
  • 1996 Alfred College in Alfred, N.Y., is accepted into the PAC.
  • 1998 Alfred College leaves the PAC.
  • 2000 Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., is accepted into the PAC.
  • 2005 Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., is accepted into the PAC.
  • 2006 Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., is accepted into the PAC
  • 2007 Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and Chatham University in Pittsburgh are both accepted into the PAC, bringing the conference to its current level of 10 full-time members.
  • 2011 Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Case Western Reserve in Cleveland are both admitted to the PAC as affiliate members in the sport of football beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

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