Current members

Institution Location Founded Type Nickname Varsity Sports Joined Division
Bowie State Bowie, Maryland 1865 Public Bulldogs 11 1979 Northern
Chowan Murfreesboro, North Carolina 1848 Private Hawks 11 2008 Northern
Elizabeth City State Elizabeth City, North Carolina 1891 Public Vikings 11 1957 Northern
Fayetteville State Fayetteville, North Carolina 1867 Public Broncos 10 1954 Southern
Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, North Carolina 1867 Private Golden Bulls 13 1926 Southern
Lincoln Chester County, Pennsylvania 1854 Public Lions 15 1912, readmitted 2008 Northern
Livingstone College Salisbury, North Carolina 1879 Private Blue Bears 11 1931 Southern
St. Augustine's College Raleigh, North Carolina 1867 Private Falcons 14 1933 Southern
Shaw Raleigh, North Carolina 1865 Private Bears 13 1912 Southern
Virginia State Petersburg, Virginia 1882 Public Trojans 14 1920 Northern
Virginia Union Richmond, Virginia 1865 Private Panthers 12 1912 Northern
Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1892 Public Rams 14 1945, readmitted 2010 Southern

Former members

Institution Location Conference years Current affiliation
Bluefield State Bluefield, West Virginia   West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Delaware State Dover, Delaware 1945–1970 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Hampton Hampton, Virginia 1912–1995 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Howard University Washington, D.C. 1912–1970 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Central  Durham, North Carolina 1928–1970, 1980–2007 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
 Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, Maryland   Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Morgan State  Baltimore, Maryland   Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Norfolk State  Norfolk, Virginia 1962–1996 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina A&T State  Greensboro, North Carolina 1924–1970 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
St. Paul's College Lawrenceville, Virginia 1923–2011 Dropped sports in 2011
Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg, Virginia   Currently unaffiliated
West Virginia State  Institute, West Virginia   West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference