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Mississippi Valley State University

Conference profiles, historical origins and present day configurations.  Institutions include those who were charter members of each conference whether active or defunct.

Black College Conferences - Current Members


Northern Division
Bowie State University
Chowan University
Elizabeth City State University
Lincoln University, PA
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University

Southern Division
Claflin College
Fayetteville State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Livingstone College
St. Augustine’s College
Shaw University
Winston-Salem State University


East Division                        
Albany State University
Benedict College
Clark Universit
Morehouse College
Morris Brown College
Paine College

West Division                                
Kentucky State University
Lane College
LeMoyne-Owen College
Miles College
Stillman College
Tuskegee University
Central State University, Ohio*

Bethune Cookman College

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Xavier University, New Orleans


North Division
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Howard University
Maryland Eastern Shore University
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University

South Division                                
Bethune-Cookman University
Florida A&M University
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
Savannah State University
South Carolina State University


East Division                     
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Jackson State University
Mississippi Valley State University

West Division                                
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
Grambling State University
Prairie View A&M University
Southern University & A&M College
Texas Southern University

Black College Conferences - Current Members/Defunct

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Dillard University
Edward Waters College
Fisk University
Talladega College
Xavier University, LA

Red River AC
Langston University
*Paul Quinn College
Huston -Tillotson University
Texas College
Wiley College

Bluefield State College
West Virginia State University

Bennett College
Oakwood University

Big South Conference
Hampton University


Lincoln University, MO

Bishop College  1881-1988

Midwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Lincoln University, MO

Ohio Valley Conference

Tennessee State University

NAIA Division I
Allen University
Knoxville College
Morris College

NAIA Division III

Rust College
Wilberforce University
Voorhees College

Sun Conference

Florida Memorial University

Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
South Eastern Athletic Conference                              Midwest Conference
Leland College     1870-1960
Bishop College     1881-1988
Saint Paul’s College 1888-2013