is an institution of higher learning located in Hiram,
Ohio. Founded by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1850
as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute
, the school was rechartered under the current name in 1867.U.S. President James Garfield was a student, instructor, and
president of the institution while it was still the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute.The school's sports teams are called the Terriers. They participate in the NCAA's
Division III and the North Coast Athletic
Conference. The Hiram College basketball team, competing as the United States national team, won the 1904 Olympic gold medal in St. Louis.