About Athletics at the University of Dallas
The University of Dallas currently fields 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women on the non-athletic scholarship Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Crusaders participate in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), a league which dates back to 1962.
Dallas' student-athletes are afforded the opportunity to showcase their talents nationwide, and will travel to Colorado, Louisiana and throughout Texas for conference play.
Other 2016-17 SCAC member institutions:
- Austin College
- Centenary College of Louisiana
- Colorado College
- Schreiner University
- Southwestern University
- Texas Lutheran University
- Trinity University
If you wish to receive more information about our athletics programs, or are interested in competing on a specific team, please do not hesitate to contact one of our coaches or staff members -- contact information can be found here.
Philosophy & Purpose of Athletics
A variety of athletics activities are provided at the University of Dallas in an effort to help nurture the physical well-being of the community and to reinforce strong characteristic ideals into student-athletes so that they may achieve great success in an educationally sound environment, as well as in everyday life and future endeavors. The athletics program is administered in such a way that athletics remain in keeping with the college's liberal arts tradition.
Athletics should be a part of the total educational process and there should be a broad base of opportunity for participation. The program should create a rallying point for students, faculty, and alumni, while still enhancing educational values. It is understood that, while striving to be competitive, institutional integrity should never be sacrificed for the sake of athletic victory.
There should be an equality of opportunity and treatment for men and women with emphasis on participation for the enjoyment and love of the game. Fair play and competition in the true sense are principles that drive the program. The health and welfare of the student-athlete is of utmost concern.
Athletics at the University of Dallas exists within the educational mainstream of the college and is administered with the same controls, budgetary procedures, and program responsibility as any other academic or administrative function.