welcomes NAU

NAU joins the NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Tuesday that the Council of Presidents has approved the applications of four institutions for membership, which will be effective July 1, 2022. Formal approval was voted upon by the NAIA Council of Presidents on April 10 at the NAIA Convention COP Business Meeting. All four schools received unanimous recommendations from the NAIA Membership Committee.”

North American University is extremely proud to be one of four institutions that is now a member of the NAIA. We would like to thank everyone dearly from our community that worked tirelessly to achieve this amazing goal for our athletics department and institution as a whole. Please enjoy a few images below and feel free to visit the link for the full press release.

15 new members have been added since 2020, including five institutions that are former members that have returned from the NCAA. The association has shown to be a better fit for a number of NCAA schools, operating their athletics programs at a much lower cost and improving the school’s bottom line through net tuition revenue.

“As the landscape of college athletics continues to shift, we are proud to add these four new members to our association,” said President and CEO Jim Carr. “Each of these schools bring something unique to the NAIA and we are happy to add institutions that are such a good match within out five core character values.”

ABOUT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (NAIA) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 77,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $800 million in scholarships and compete in 27 national championships. | @NAIA