The Intercollegiate Athletic Program is an integral part of Elizabeth City State University. Committed to academic excellence, the program takes pride in having one of the highest graduation rates of athletes attending the NCAA Division II colleges and universities in North Carolina.
Varsity sports provide an opportunity for the athletically gifted student to compete on an intercollegiate basis. Mastery of skills, good health, a love of sports, and a spirit of friendship and camaraderie form the basis for our competitive sports program.
The university features a main gymnasium (R.L. Vaughan Center) with seating for 4,500 spectators plus many other features. Men's varsity teams include football, cross-country, basketball, baseball, golf and cheer-leading. Volleyball, bowling, cross country, basketball, softball, tennis, golf and cheerleading have teams for women at the varsity level. Teams are nicknamed the "Vikings" and the "Lady Vikings."
The university has athletic affiliations with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).