The Latin phrase on the Illinois Wesleyan seal means Knowledge and Wisdom. The seal was created by explorer-geologist John Wesley Powell, who joined the IWU
faculty in 1865.
School Colors: Green and White
An 1898 Daily Pantagraph report is credited as the first mention of green and white as Illinois Wesleyan’s
Mascot: Tommy the Titan
"The Wesleyan Titan" made his inaugural appearance, entering Wilder Field in a Roman
chariot, at pre-game ceremonies for a football game against Illinois State University
on Sept. 25, 1965. He was portrayed by Steve Reeser, class of 1969.
From hearts aflame our love we pledge to thee, Where'er we wander over land or sea; Through time unending loyal we will be – True to our Alma Mater Wesleyan.
When college days are fully past and gone, While life endures from twilight dream till dawn, Grandly thy soul shall with us linger on – Star-crowned our Alma Mater Wesleyan!
– Professor W.E. Schultz (1887-1964)
Illinois Wesleyan Song Book
(Songs in mp3 format)
Recording Engineer: Roger A. Garrett Editing Engineer: Terry Solomonson