NCAA The Association's purpose, as declared in the Division III membership manual, is to initiate, stimulate and improve intercollegiate athletics programs for the student-athletes and to promote and develop educational leadership, physical fitness, athletics excellence and athletics participation as a recreational pursuit.

The competitive athletics programs of member institutions are designed to be a vital part of the educational system. A basic purpose of this association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body and, by so doing, retain a clear line of demarcation between intercollegiate athletics and professional sports.


USA South Full members in 2007-08

The USA South Athletic Conference began in 1963 as the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In February 2003, name was changed to the USA South Athletic Conference. The Conference is comprised of eighteen full member institutions located in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

Members include:  Agnes Scott Colllege, Averett University, Berea College, Brevard College, Covenant College, Greensboro College, Huntingdon College, LaGrange College, Maryville (Tenn.) College, Mary Baldwin University, Meredith College, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Pfeiffer University, Piedmont College, Salem College, Wesleyan College and William Peace University.

The USA South's headquarters is located in Rome, Ga.