Southwestern Athletic Conference

A medal podium at the 2021 SWAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship

Collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which is made up of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Southern United States.

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Prairie View A&M University

Public historically black land-grant university in Prairie View, Texas.

Public historically black land-grant university in Prairie View, Texas.

An early campus photo
Entrance of campus
Don K. Clark building (left) and Agriculture & Business building (right)
John B. Coleman Library
Panther Stadium at Blackshear Field
Byron Smith coaching the men's basketball team in 2020
The Marching Storm performing during halftime of the 2019 State Fair Classic

Prairie View A&M competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Southern University

Not to be confused with Southern University College, Texas Southern University or Sewanee: The University of the South.

Not to be confused with Southern University College, Texas Southern University or Sewanee: The University of the South.

President William McKinley speaks at Southern University in New Orleans, 1901.
P.B.S. Pinchback Engineering Building
Smith-Brown Memorial Union
Southern University athletics logo
The Human Jukebox
This sign remains near Lacumba's campus home

Southern University's 13 intercollegiate athletics teams are known as the Jaguars, and are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in NCAA Division I.

Jackson State University

Public historically Black university in Jackson, Mississippi.

Public historically Black university in Jackson, Mississippi.

Jackson College in 1889
Ayer Hall on main campus
Official athletics logo
The Sonic Boom of the South at halftime in Veterans Memorial Stadium
Robert Brazile
Lindsey Hunter
Rod Paige
Carlton W. Reeves
Bennie Thompson
Cassandra Wilson

Jackson State University's athletic teams, the Tigers, participate in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Texas Southern University

Not to be confused with Southern University or other members of the Southern University System in Louisiana

Not to be confused with Southern University or other members of the Southern University System in Louisiana

Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium
Leonard H.O. Spearman building
TSU Science Center
Sterling Student Center
TSU cheerleaders at the Cotton Bowl
 in 2019
Texas Southern Tigers football players in 2021
A Tigers baseball player at bat during a 2022 game at MacGregor Park

Texas Southern University intercollegiate sports teams, the Tigers, compete in NCAA Division I and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Grambling State University

Public historically black university in Grambling, Louisiana.

Public historically black university in Grambling, Louisiana.

Bust of Charles P. Adams, the founder and first president of Grambling State University
GSU athletics logo
The World Famed Tiger Marching Band performing at the 2019 State Fair Classic
Grambling State University campus in Grambling in Lincoln Parish west of Ruston, Louisiana, U.S.
The President's Home at Grambling State University is particularly elegant and stately.
Favrot Student Building at Grambling
Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Eddie G. Robinson Museum

The university is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Alcorn State University

Public historically black land-grant university adjacent to the unincorporated community of Lorman, Mississippi.

Public historically black land-grant university adjacent to the unincorporated community of Lorman, Mississippi.

Oakland Chapel on the campus of Alcorn State University
The Literary Society Building on the campus of Alcorn State University
Levi J. Rowan
Alcorn State University entrance sign
Alcorn athletics logo

All teams compete as members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Florida A&M University

Public historically black land-grant university in Tallahassee, Florida.

Public historically black land-grant university in Tallahassee, Florida.

Carnegie Library c. 1930.
FAMU campus, Lee Hall
Lee Hall c. 1930.
The FAMU Marching 100

They are a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Alabama A&M University

Public historically black land-grant university in Normal, Alabama.

Public historically black land-grant university in Normal, Alabama.

<center>William Hooper Councill</center> <center>Former slave. Founded the University in 1875 from $1,000 in Alabama state appropriations</center>
AAMU Carnegie Library. Built in 1906, it is one of the oldest buildings on campus as a part of the Normal Historic District.
AAMU event center slated for 2022 opening
Athletics logo
<center>John Stallworth</center> <center>Pro Football Hall of Famer and Former Pittsburgh Steeler.</center>
<center>Joseph Lowery</center> <center>American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement.</center>
<center>Robert Mathis</center> <center>Retired Indianapolis Colts Defensive End</center>
<center>Jearl Miles-Clark</center> <center>Olympic Gold Medalist</center>
<center>Ruben Studdard, Contemporary R&B, pop and gospel music singer</center>
<center>Don Calloway</center> <center>Attorney and politician from St. Louis, Missouri. Missouri House of Representatives for the 71st District in St. Louis County</center>
<center>Vivian Malone Jones</center> <center>one of the first two African American students to enroll at the University of Alabama</center>
<center>Frank Kearse</center> <center>NFL Defensive Lineman</center>
<center>Mandela Barnes</center> <center>45th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin</center>

The new millennium saw the construction of the West Campus Complex, the erection of the 21,000-seat Louis Crews Stadium, the renovations of buildings and the moving of athletic programs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Public historically black university in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Public historically black university in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Branch Normal College, c. 1910
Caldwell Hall
A UAPB Golden Lions football player carrying the football in 2014
M4 marching in a Shreveport, Louisiana parade in 2013

Arkansas–Pine Bluff's sports teams have participated in NCAA Division I in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) since re-joining the conference in 1998, and competes in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) for football.

Bethune–Cookman University

Private historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Private historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Mary McLeod Bethune with a group of students in 1943
The Marching Wildcats (The Pride) of Bethune–Cookman create the "BCU" formation while playing before a packed Citrus Bowl Stadium at the Florida Classic.

Bethune-Cookman is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and participates in NCAA Division I FCS.