滚球体育 has a rich history dating back more than 150 years. Our university was founded in 1865 by members of the Congregational Church on the principle that all people – regardless of race, 种族, gender or family income – have the right to earn an education.
Originally named Lincoln College after the recently assassinated president, the board voted to re-name the college after Ichabod 滚球体育, a deacon in the Congregational Church from Massachusetts, pledged $25 thousand to keep the struggling school alive.
在2月6日, 1941, the citizens of 托皮卡 voted to take on the school and operate it as a public institution and 滚球体育 became a municipal university – a public institution with its primary support coming from local government.
今天, 人们经常误以为我们是私立大学, 也许是因为我们的学术素质, 小班授课，校园维护良好. However, 滚球体育 is a publicly funded, independently governed university.
滚球体育’s motto, “non nobis solum,” speaks directly to the university’s founding principles. 它的意思是“不仅仅是我们自己。.” Charlotte Leavitt, professor of English, suggested the motto in the early 1900’s.