NCAA Sponsored Sports at DSU
DSU athletics offers 18 NCAA Division I sports. A combination of women’s and men’s sports, our student-athletes mainly compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Southeastern and the Mid-Atlantic United States. DSU also competes with non-conference schools from across the nation.
To become an NCAA student-athlete, there are requirements you must meet first.
The Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA) is committed to providing our prospective student-athletes with the tools necessary to become a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Student-Athlete. We are here to assist you in learning the rules that govern NCAA Initial Eligibility, and to bring important NCAA deadline dates to your attention.
For additional information, or assistance, please visit our office located at the W. C. Jason Library on the 2nd floor, call 302.857.7542.
Services for Student Athletes
As a student-athlete, you are a student first. Finding the balance between studying for exams and practicing for the big game may not be so easy. There are various academic resources to help student-athletes find their balance and success in both realms of their college experience.
From a writing center to a math lab, student-athletes are encouraged to utilize these academic resources to maintain their grades.
Study Hall, Tips and Learning Strategies
Student-athletes are required to complete a certain amount of study hall hours to improve and maintain their academic standing. We also provide academic support tips, tools and strategies to assist you in your academic courses and to help you adjust to the many transitions during the undergraduate experience.
DSU’s Department of Sports Medicine provides quality care for all student-athletes through education, risk management and prevention of athletic injury. We provide clinical evaluation, diagnosis and referrals, as well as effective immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries to ensure proper recovery and return to play.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The DSU SAAC is made up of student-athletes who come together to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on campus.
Facilities for Athletes
All of our sports are housed in dedicated facilities on or in close proximity to campus. Learn more about them by taking our virtual tour. Our athletes also enjoy the comforts of our dedicated Strength and Conditioning Facility.
Strength and Conditioning Facility
Our student-athletes enjoy training in our 17,000-square-foot state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility that rivals almost any Division I school. It is home to a weight-training center, modern locker rooms for teams, offices for conditioning coaches and is connected to the Wellness & Recreation Center.
Memorial Hall Gym
Home to women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball.
Home to football, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and outdoor track & field.
Home to men’s baseball.
The Hornets Nest
Our women’s softball team practices and plays their home games at The Hornet’s Nest.
DSU Tennis Courts
Home to our women’s tennis team.
Our women’s bowling team practices at the Doverama, just around the corner from campus.
DSU Outreach & Research Center
Our cross country team’s course for training is at the 192-acre Outreach & Research Center.
Maple Dale Country Club
Our women’s golf team practices at the beautiful Maple Dale Country Club.
Gambler’s Choice Equestrian Center
Home to our women’s equestrian team’s practices and home competitions.