Why SIAC?

Academics

There is a wide-spread misconception that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) does not prepare their students for life after college. That’s the furthest thing from the truth as studies show HBCUs represent less than 3% of colleges and universities in the United States, but confer 40% of all STEM degrees and 60% of all engineering degrees, educate 50% of African American teachers and 40% of African American health professionals, and 70 percent of African American dentists and physicians earned degrees at HBCUs. SIAC schools in particular attracts well-known achievers in politics and the arts to speak at college events such as Former president Barack Obama, congressman John Lewis, and even political commentator Marc Lamont Hill.

An Opportunity to Play Men’s Volleyball

As we see men’s volleyball conferences begin to develop around the country, we continue to ask ourselves how we can support this growth and development. As the first HBCU conference to sponsor men’s volleyball, we pride ourselves in offering the chance to help to build the pipeline for American Olympic success. We are looking for motivated, talented, and courageous young men that are looking to take their game to the next level. If this is you, join us today!

 

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Supportive Environment

HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.

Football Attendance leader for the last 15 years

In Division II, there was a record-breaking attendance of over 3.2 million across the 930 games with an increased average of 3,459 per game. Tuskegee was second among Division II teams with an average attendance of 10,130. Miles (9,624), Fort Valley State (8,850), Morehouse (8,370) and Albany State (8,057) rounded out the top 10. In 2016, the SIAC recorded an attendance of 376,763 fans throughout 49 games. The SIAC has led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance for 25 of the last 27 seasons dating back to the 1990 season. Since 1990, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance 25 times including totaling an attendance of at least 300,000 on 19 occasions.

Basketball Regional and National Rankings

In 2017 alone, SIAC basketball was ranked among the top in the nation for consecutive weeks featuring teams such as Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, and Benedict.

Best TV Broadcast Opportunities

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) prides itself with blending tradition with the future. With that, we’ve partnered with some of the best in the business to ensure that our student-athletes are getting exposure, opportunities, and more!

Nike League-Wide Deal

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), BSN Sports and NIKE have entered into an agreement which will make Nike the exclusive apparel, accessory, and equipment brand of the SIAC. All SIAC member institutions will have access to all Nike game and practice uniforms, Nike shoes and all training equipment through BSN SPORTS.

NBPA/HBCU Top 50 Camp

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) in order to provide aspiring players a chance to connect with current and former NBA professionals.

Internships in Sports/Career Development

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) works to provide our student-athletes with opportunities both within and outside of sports for a chance to develop and prepare themselves for life after college.

Partners