1855A Christian couple establish a college for women; Almira College.
1892Almira college becomes Greenville College. A mission to blend faith and education begins.
1910Students build a gym, and student-directed programs flourish.
1918Spanish influenza threatens Greenville. Students convert a dormitory into a hospital and serve as nurses.
1933A Depression-era chemistry instructor envisions financial relief for students through their manufacture and sale of household products.
1983College classmates set up a room where neighborhood kids gather for healthy fellowship after school. This thriving project becomes The Simple Room.
2009A professor and students envision taking Jesus’ instruction to visit prisoners to heart.
2016Students help design and develop a cloud-based app that walks emergency responders through safety protocols during an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
2017Greenville College celebrates as it becomes Greenville University, expanding its reach and heritage.
2019Students test water throughout southern Illinois after publishing their research in the Journal of Chemical Education.
Greenville University empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.
Greenville University believes that God created each of our students to uniquely shape the world.