Our Mission Statement:

The Hawks Nest has only one purpose, to establish the BEST organized student fan section in the Big Ten Conference


We started as the Student Committee on Athletics which was established December 3, 2008. Our Purpose was to be  a liaison between students and out UI Athletic Department. The “Hawks Nest” idea became end-game goal of SCOA. We were Officially Recognized as a student organization in August 28, 2009. The Student Committee on Athletics officially disbanded at start of 2010 year. We started a membership database in 2013 and since then we have grown to have over 750 members!