PRESS CONFERENCE 

With so many transformational initiatives taking place at LIU, this is the time to unify our programs into one elite NCAA Division I University. There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the LIU family.

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About Long Island University

LIU is a nationally recognized teaching and research university. Since 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty. LIU offers hundreds of accredited programs to approximately 16,000 students, with a network of over 200,000 alumni, including leaders in industries across the globe. Visit liu.edu for more information.

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A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

We are very proud of our success and our history, and as a unified University, we are excited by the opportunities our future holds. Through a single NCAA Division I program, we will continue to elevate our University, uniting our students at all our campuses as well as our more than 200,000 alumni throughout the world. We are One LIU, united and stronger than ever.

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2018 Men’s Basketball March Madness Appearance

2013 Women’s Lacrosse National Champions

23 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 215 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 362 ALL‑AMERICANS
6 OLYMPIANS 68 PROFESSIONAL DRAFT PICKS

LIU Multi-Purpose Facility Construction

Construction will begin in 2019 on a new, state-of-the-art multi-purpose athletic facility for the LIU athletic department. The project includes additional amenities such as a modern fitness center, new academic spaces, store fronts and expanded parking. The facility will bring a vibrant and innovative experience to our campus.

LIU Stadium Expansion

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Our stadium will receive a facelift with upgraded grandstands that includes improved sight lines for family, fans, and alumni. More important than ever with the Division I unification, this project will make Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium among the most modern facilities of its size on the East Coast and provide an ideal game day environment for our student-athletes and supporters.

In order to reach our full potential, we must be unified behind one national brand of excellence – Long Island University. Athletics plays an important role in unifying a university’s community and provides a platform to talk about the many great academic achievements across the university. Now is the right time for us to move forward with a united NCAA Division I program and we believe this move will allow our student-athletes to compete at the highest level.

We are expanding our elite partnerships. We are hosting the prestigious Polk Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., collaborating with celebrated philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to provide early-childhood education to nearly quarter-of-a-million students in our region, and partnering with BSE Global to renovate the historic LIU Paramount Theatre. Additionally, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently supported LIU with $12 million in state transformative funding toward the New York metropolitan area’s first veterinary program, pending accreditation.

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