Student Services and Athletics
The University of La Verne, a NCAA Division III Member Institution, thrives on providing an engaging, diverse Athletics’ community focusing on growth and improvement while creating a challenging, competitive environment with equitable opportunities. Seeking to cultivate teamwork and camaraderie, intercollegiate athletics at the University of La Verne provides an engaging, educational, transformative experience for our coaches, players, staff and surrounding and supportive community members.
In the highly competitive Southern California Athletic Conference also known as the “SCIAC”, our women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, indoor and outdoor track & field, volleyball, and water polo. Our men compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, indoor and outdoor track & field, and water polo. In addition to fine facilities and equipment, the athletic department is staffed with highly qualified and enthusiastic coaches, certified athletic trainers, and our athletes are trained by the National Strength Coach of the Year in the NCAA.
As mentioned earlier, the University of La Verne is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). SCIAC members include ourselves as well as the California Institute of Technology, California Lutheran University, Chapman University, Claremont-Mudd Scripps , Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, University of Redlands, and Whittier College. In addition, it is our mission at La Verne to compete against the best regional and national institutions available to provide our teams the best Division III experience we can find.
Student Athletic Eligibility
To maintain full compliance with NCAA Division III and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standards, full-time traditional undergraduate students, admitted through the Office of Admissions, shall be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics at the University of La Verne. For continued participation, a student must be enrolled in a minimum full-time academic program and be making satisfactory progress toward a degree as defined by the institution. Freshmen student-athletes are eligible during their first full academic year of attendance at the University of La Verne. Thereafter, a minimum of 24 semester hours must be completed during the previous two full time semesters prior to participation. A transfer student-athlete, in order to participate and maintain satisfactory progress in the second semester of attendance, must have successfully completed a minimum of twelve units in the first semester at the University of La Verne. January interterm and summer units completed may be calculated once with either the fall or the spring term total in the determination of satisfactory progress. In the event a student-athlete has eligibility remaining following completion of his/her undergraduate degree at the University of La Verne, the student may participate as a graduate student in intercollegiate athletics if he/she meets all requirements for participation as defined by the institution and NCAA guidelines. Undergraduate students in their final semester taking less than full time hours and graduate students participating in intercollegiate athletics are required to purchase a student health insurance plan through Student Accounts even if the athlete has a personal insurance policy.