Southern Virginia University is the only college that offers NCAA Division III athletics within a faith-supportive environment for Latter-day Saints.

We believe in the power of performance-driven learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. That’s why more than half of our students compete on an athletic team, where they gain unparalleled competitive experiences that help lift and prepare them to perform in every other facet of their lives.

NCAA Division III

Southern Virginia University is proud to be a full member of NCAA Division III, sponsoring 23 men’s and women’s athletic teams. The Division III Philosophy Statement places “the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience,”—a perfect fit for our mission to gather, lift, and launch students into successful lives and careers.


Become a Knight

Our student-athletes are competitors, doers and strivers. If you think you have what it takes to become a Knight and would like to learn more, complete the athletic inquiry below or contact one of our dedicated coaches at

Athletic Inquiry