|Presidents' Athletic Conference|
|Members||10 (9 in 2018)|
|Commissioner||Joe Onderko (since 2006)|
The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. Of its 10 member schools, all private, liberal arts institutions of higher learning, eight are located in Western Pennsylvania. One member is in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, an area adjoining and historically tied to Western Pennsylvania, and the other is on the Kentucky side of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
The PAC was founded in 1955 by the presidents of Western Reserve University (1955-1967, operating athletically as Adelbert College from 1967 to 1970), Case Institute of Technology (1955-1970), John Carroll University (1955-1988) and Wayne State University (1955-1967). Unlike other conferences at that time, the PAC was designed to be controlled by the presidents of the institutions rather than the athletic directors. Member institutions were to admit athletes on the same academic standards as other students and award scholarships only based on academic achievement or need.
By 1958, the PAC expanded east to include Allegheny College (1958-1984), Bethany College (1958-present), Thiel College (1958-present) and Washington & Jefferson College (1958-present). Eventually, many other member institutions joined the PAC, like Chatham University (2007-present), Geneva College (2007-present), Grove City College (1984-present), Saint Vincent College (2006-present), Thomas More College (2005-present), Waynesburg University (1990-present) and Westminster College (2000-present).
Some former PAC member institutions include Alfred University (1996-1998), Carnegie Mellon University (1968-1989), Eastern Michigan University (1962-1967) and Hiram College (1972-1989). On May 31, 2017, Thomas More College announced its withdrawal from the PAC at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year.
|Bethany College||Bethany, West Virginia||Bison||1840||1,030||1958|
|Chatham University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Cougars||1869||2,300||2007|
|Geneva College||Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania||Golden Tornadoes||1848||1,791||2007|
|Grove City College||Grove City, Pennsylvania||Wolverines||1876||2,500||1984|
|Saint Vincent College||Latrobe, Pennsylvania||Bearcats||1846||1,652||2006|
|Thiel College||Greenville, Pennsylvania||Tomcats||1866||1,066||1958|
|Thomas More College||Crestview Hills, Kentucky||Saints||1921||1,900||2005|
|Washington & Jefferson College||Washington, Pennsylvania||Presidents||1781||1,519||1958|
|Waynesburg University||Waynesburg, Pennsylvania||Yellow Jackets||1849||1,500||1990|
|Westminster College||New Wilmington, Pennsylvania||Titans||1852||1,482||2000|
The PAC currently has two associate members, both of which play only football in the league. The 2014 season was the first for both schools.
|Institution||Location||Nickname||Founded||Enrollment||Joined||Primary Conference||PAC Sport|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Tartans||1900||6,362||2014-15||UAA||football|
|Case Western Reserve University||Cleveland, Ohio||Spartans||1967||5,121||2014-15||UAA||football|
|Allegheny College||Meadville, Pennsylvania||Gators||1815||2,100||1958||1984||NCAC|
|Alfred University||Alfred, New York||Saxons||1836||2,300||1996||1998||Empire 8|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Tartans||1900||6,170||1968||1989||UAA|
|Case Institute of Technology||Cleveland, Ohio||Rough Riders||1880||n/a||1955||1970||n/a[fm 1]|
|Case Western Reserve University||Cleveland, Ohio||Spartans||1967||5,121||1970||1984||UAA|
|Eastern Michigan University||Ypsilanti, Michigan||Eagles||1849||22,974||1962||1967||MAC
(NCAA Division I)
|Hiram College||Hiram, Ohio||Terriers||1850||1,271||1972||1989||NCAC|
|John Carroll University||University Heights, Ohio||Blue Streaks||1886||3,726||1955||1988||OAC|
|Wayne State University||Detroit, Michigan||Tartars[fm 2]||1868||32,564||1955||1967||GLIAC
(NCAA Division II)
|Western Reserve University[fm 3]||Cleveland, Ohio||Red Cats||1826||n/a||1955||1970||n/a[fm 1]|
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