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 8 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.

NCAA Eligibility

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.

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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.

Academic Services

From a writing center to a math lab, student-athletes are encouraged to utilize these academic resources to maintain their grades.

Learn more about academic services

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.

Study Hall Policies

Study Tips and Strategies

Sports Medicine

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.

Learn more about DSU SAAC

Facilities for Athletes

All of our sports are housed in dedicated facilities on or in close proximity to campus. 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.

Alumni Stadium

Home to football, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and outdoor track & field.

Soldier 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.

Brunswick Doverama

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.

Dovington Training Center

Home to our women’s equestrian team’s practices and home competitions.