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Division I

It鈥檚 official: 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 is joining the NCAA鈥檚 Northeast Conference in Fall 2024! We're so proud that our competitive academic and athletic reputation has positioned us to seize this opportunity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Division I is the highest level of collegiate athletic competition and includes many of the most well-known universities and athletic programs. Many DI sports have a high-profile postseason, with more tournaments and championships that earn significant media coverage and attention.

    澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 has a long history of transformative and opportunistic leadership in Northwest Pennsylvania. Our competitive academic and athletic reputation has positioned the university to 鈥淪eize the Day鈥 and align with a conference of institutions alike in prestige. Transitioning to Division I creates opportunities for 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023's entire student body, employees, and the Erie community to be better connected and represented regionally.

    There are several benefits associated with transitioning to DI, including:

    • Greater visibility for 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 institutional brand and national reputation.
    • Growth in applications and enrollment through broadened regional and national exposure.
    • Alignment with different institution category than current conference as we have much more in common with NEC member schools than we do with most of the PSAC.
    • Enhanced school pride and engagement from alumni and community.
    • Increased revenue opportunities.
    • Enriched student and student-athlete experience.
    • Amplified reputation of 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 as a DI school.
    • Opportunity to become more competitive athletically with peer and aspirant institutions, among them Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, Canisius, LaSalle, and Niagara, all of which are DI.

    澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 is a strategic institution and poised to always be prepared for opportunities that fortify the strength of our students and institution. Over a decade of thoughtful and delicate work has been put into this decision. Our success with the transition of ice hockey to Division I validated our capability to transition all athletic programs to this level. 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 has taken important steps toward being ready for Division I membership, including facilities and infrastructure upgrades in the last few years.

    The transition will start immediately, and all sports are anticipated to compete at the Division I level starting in the 2024-25 academic year. The entire process will take several years; schools must comply with a four-year period of provisional status before achieving full Division I status. During this time, they can compete at the Division I level but may not be eligible for postseason play.

    Yes. 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 primary conference will be the Northeast Conference (NEC). All Division II sports competing in the PSAC will move to the NEC except water polo, stunt, wrestling, and rowing, which the NEC does not sponsor.

    The NEC is a robust conference sponsoring 25 sports. However, it does not sponsor Ice Hockey. Our Ice Hockey conferences, the AHA and CHA, are in a realignment year. Our Ice Hockey programs will be a part of this new, collaborative conference with one entity sponsoring both Men鈥檚 and Women鈥檚 Ice Hockey.

    Much like the Sisters of Mercy who founded the university, 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 is committed to a shared and analytic decision-making process. Our Cabinet has worked closely with the Board of Trustees, current and past faculty and staff, external consultants, and the Northeast Conference to guide this decision-making process.

    The Northeast Conference is home to eight full-member institutions across six states. Together these institutions make up more than 40,000 students and 500,000 alumni. 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 membership in the NEC will bring Erie and Northwest Pennsylvania into homes in the New York and Boston areas, among others. 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 more national coverage will have intangible economic benefits as a result. Additionally, the nature of conference play means an increased length of stay for visiting teams and their fans, meaning more visitors for the region. We are optimistic that the economic impact of this decision will be fruitful for Erie businesses and tourism.

    At the dawn of our centennial anniversary in 2026, we are excited to explore decisions that boldly transform and have a lasting impact on the future of 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023. Studies have shown positive correlations between Division I status and increased enrollment and fundraising revenue; our models anticipate the same, which benefits the institution overall. This decision not only brings the promise to fortify institutional strength but solidifies 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 position in the history of Pennsylvania and the Great Lakes region by broadening 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 connectedness to an unrivaled group of students, alumni, and professionals.

    We are proud to share that the Northeast Conference鈥檚 commitment to mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion, and service initiatives reflects 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023's core values. Joining the NEC deepens our commitment to the mission and legacy of the Sisters of Mercy and further etches these values into our future.

    The move to Division I will enhance opportunities for current and future sponsorship opportunities and initiatives. Media coverage of the NEC extends to a number of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Boston (#9), Baltimore (#26), Hartford/New Haven (#33), and Providence (#53). The move to Division I further enhances 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023鈥檚 visibility regionally and nationally, meaning greater visibility for opportunities and initiatives.

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