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Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

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Membership

The division consists of colleges and universities that choose not to offer athletically related financial aid (athletic scholarships) to their student-athletes. There are over 420 member institutions, making Division III (D-III) the largest of the three divisions sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university awarded to an individual based predominantly on their ability to play in a sport. ...


D-III schools range in size from less than 500 to over 10,000 students. D-III schools compete in athletics as a non-revenue making, extracurricular activity for students; hence, they may not offer athletic scholarships, they may not redshirt freshmen and they may not use endowments or funds whose primary purpose is to benefit their athletic programs. In college sports, a player may redshirt one athletic season. ...

Conferences competing in Division III

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (or AMCC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. ... The American Southwest Conference (ASC) is a College Athletic Conference, founded in 1996, whose member schools compete in the NCAAs Division III. The schools are located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. ... The Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in football only in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. ... The Capital Athletic Conference (or CAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. It is also a Private Middle School league that plays an arrangment... The Centennial Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Maryland and Pennsylvania. ... The City University of New York Athletic Conference (or CUNYAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in state of New York. ... The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Illinois and Wisconsin. ... The Commonwealth Coast Conference (or CCC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. ... The Empire 8 (or E8) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. // Full member institutions include: Norwich University Springfield College Washington & Jefferson College The Empire 8 can trace its beginnings back to 1964 with the founding of the Independent College Athletic Conference (ICAC). ... The Great South Athletic Conference (or GSAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the southeastern United States in the States of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. ... The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (or GNAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. ... The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. ... The Illini-Badger Football Conference is an athletic conference with the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Illinois and Wisconsin. ... The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are, as the name suggests, located in the state of Iowa. ... The Lake Michigan Conference (or LMC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of Wisconsin except Dominican University. ... The Landmark Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C.. Catholic University of America Drew University Goucher College Juniata College Moravian College... The Liberty League is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of New York. ... The Little East Conference (or LEC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. ... The Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (or MASCAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of Massachusetts. ... The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. ... The Middle Atlantic Corporation (formerly the Middle Atlantic Conference) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the Eastern United States. ... The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (or GLIAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. ... The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota; also, all of the member schools are private, with all but two having a religious affiliation. ... The New England Football Conference is an athletic conference which competes in football in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in New England. ... The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an athletic conference consisting of eleven highly selective liberal arts colleges located in New England and New York. ... The New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (or NEWMAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut, and Massachusetts. ... The New Jersy Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. ... The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is an athletic conference consisting of small-sized liberal arts colleges throughout the New England states of Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. ... The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) is a US midwest NCAA Division III athletic conference. ... // Baptist Bible College Defenders Bard College Raptors Cazenovia College Wildcats Chestnut Hill College Griffins DYouville College Spartans Keuka College Storm Keystone College Giants Penn State University-Berks Nittany Lions Philadelphia Biblical University Eagles Polytechnic University Blue Jays Purchase College Panthers Villa Julie College Mustangs Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf... Northern Athletics Conference The Northern Athletics Conference is a College Athletic Conference. ... The Northwest Conference (NWC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Ohio Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Ohio. ... The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III athletic conference. ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) is an NCAA Division III collegiate athletic conference in the northeastern United States. ... The Presidents Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ... The St. ... Skyline Conference is the name of a conference which is based in the New York City area and competes in the NCAAs Division III. Members of New Yorks Skyline Conference Centenary College (New Jersey) Farmingdale State University Manhattanville College State University of New York Maritime College Mount Saint... The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) is a College Athletic Conference that operates in the NCAAs Division III. It consists of eleven small private schools which are located in Southern California and organized into eight athletic programs. ... The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. ... The SUNYAC, or State University of New York Athletic Conference, is an NCAA Division III athletics conference consisting of schools in the State University of New York system. ... The USA South Athletic Conference (formerly the Dixie Conference and the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member schools are located in North Carolina and Virginia. ... The University Athletic Association (UAA) is an athletic conference which competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA) Division III. Member teams are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio and New York. ... The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (or UMAC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Formed in 1972 as the Twin Rivers Conference, the UMAC assumed its current name in the early 1980’s. ... The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member teams are located in the state of Wisconsin; in fact, all of its members are campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. ...

Division III schools with Division I programs

Nine D-III schools have traditionally competed at the highest level of a particular sport and since the 1960s, when the NCAA separated into divisions, these schools' Division I programs have been allowed to continue as such while the remainder of their athletic program remains at Division III. They are:

No other Division III school may also elevate individual sports programs to a higher level, and the above schools are limited to competing in D-I in those programs they traditionally have done so in. Rochester Institute of Technology and Rutgers-Newark, which currently do not offer a women's sport at the D-I level, may choose to elevate a single women's program in the future if necessary for gender equity. Clarkson University, formerly Clarkson College of Technology, is a private university located in Potsdam of St. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Hartwick College is a nationally ranked, non-denominational, private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college located in Oneonta, New York, in the United States. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, handball and wrestling. ... Hobart College is a senior secondary college, located on Mt. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a private undergraduate college founded in 1847. ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a coeducational private university in Troy, New York, near Albany, founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer. ... Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private higher education institute, emphasizing career preparation, located in the township of Henrietta, outside of Rochester, New York. ... Rutgers-Newark campus, as seen from University Avenue. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... St. ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a 76-word United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: No person...


Football and basketball may not be grandfathered Division I programs because their revenue-enhancing potential would give them an unfair advantage over other Division III schools. In 1982, several Division III schools who competed at the Division I level in basketball, most notably Georgetown University, were forced to upgrade the rest of their athletic program to a Division I level. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is one of the top private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on...


Recent changes

In 2003, concerned about the direction of the Division, the Division III Presidents' Council, led by Middlebury College President John McCardell, acted to limit the length of the traditional and non-traditional seasons, eliminate redshirting, and redefine a season of participation, all of which were approved by a majority vote of the membership. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Middlebury College is a private, small, highly selective liberal arts college located in the rural New England shire town of Middlebury, Vermont, United States. ... John M. McCardell, Jr. ... In college sports, a player may redshirt one athletic season. ...


An additional proposal which would have eliminated the ability of the institutions listed above to offer athletic scholarships was rejected, though rules limiting the exception to only those schools currently offering D-I programs was approved. These actions took place at the January 2004 NCAA Convention.


See also

Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The logo for the 2006 Division III National Championship game. ... The NCAA holds an annual tournament to determine the Division III Mens Basketball Championship. ... The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an athletic conference consisting of highly selective liberal arts colleges located in New England and New York. ...

External links

NCAA official website
NCAA official sports website
D3football.com, covers Division III football
D3hoops.com, covers Division III men's and women's basketball
D3baseball.com, covers Division III baseball
D3Kicks.com, covers Division III soccer


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Division III Introduction (334 words)
Division III athletics feature athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic skills and athletic departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the university.
Division III athletics is committed to providing equitable athletics opportunities for both genders and gives equal emphasis to men's and women's sports.
Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to student-athletes, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.
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The Division I Board of Directors voted to award a unit of revenue distribution to the winner of the opening-round game in the men's basketball championship beginning in 2008.
Division II and CSTV have announced a six-game men's and women's basketball package for the 2008 season The schedule begins with Drury University's women's team visiting the University of Indianapolis January 26 at noon Eastern time.
Division III presidents decide positions on Convention proposals The Division III Presidents Council will oppose a conference-sponsored proposal that would permit the division's schools to provide academic or other support services specifically for student-athletes, so long as they are comparable to services provided for nonathletes.
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