Since 1928, thousands of athletes have participated in athletics at Glendale Community College. It is the goal of the Athletic Hall of Fame to celebrate that legacy. The Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame was officially launched with the inaugural induction ceremony and banquet on Feb. 10, 2002, with five individuals and one team being honored as the Inaugural Inductees.
A large mural depicting the various men and women's sports that Glendale participates in as a member school of the Western State Conference is the centerpiece of the room where the banquet is held in the J. Walter Smith Student Center. A collage of photos for each inductee is on display in the room for the year following their induction and a perpetual plaque bearing their name and the year of their induction is permanently on display.
Glendale Community College's Athletic Hall of Fame honors former athletes and teams who achieved excellence through competition, coaches who have made a difference in the lives of their athletes and supporters of the athletic program.