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The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference was initially formed by a group of six colleges and universities, under the leadership of the founding president, Dr. Richard McDowell, President of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  The conference incorporated as a 501(C)3 organization in 1997 and play began in the 1997-98 academic year for men’s and women’s sports.

The members are comprised of NCAA Division III active members or provisional members; all institutions adhere to the same principles of athletics and sportsmanship.

Championships are awarded in the following sports:
Baseball *
Men’s and Women’s Basketball *
Women’s Bowling
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
Men’s Golf *
Men’s and Women’s Soccer *
Softball *
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
Men’s and Women’s Tennis *
Men’s Volleyball
Women’s Volleyball *

* Sports in which the AMCC receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament

Charter Members

La Roche College – Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania State University at Erie, the Behrend College – 
Erie, PA

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford – Bradford, PA

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg – Greensburg, PA

Frostburg State University – Frostburg, MD (withdrew 6/30/10)

Lake Erie College – Painesville, OH (withdrew 6/30/08)

Subsequent Members

Pennsylvania State University at Altoona – Altoona, PA (1998)

Hilbert College – Hamburg, NY (2005)

Medaille College – Buffalo, NY (2005)

Mount Aloysius College – Cresson, PA (2006)

Franciscan University – Steubenville, OH (2008)

D’Youville College – Buffalo, NY (2009)

Mission Statement

The AMCC is an alliance of NCAA Division III institutions whose mission is to provide our students with an intercollegiate athletics program that advances their educational experience in a way that is safe, equitable, respectful, rewarding and balanced.


A. The conference upholds the principle that in each institution the President shall control all phases of the administration of intercollegiate athletics.

B. The intercollegiate athletics program must be in harmony and consistent with the essential educational mission of the institution.

C. The conference shall provide equitable intercollegiate athletics opportunities for males and females and equally emphasize men and women’s sports.

D. The conference shall provide equitable competitive opportunities across sports. The regular season emphasis shall be on participation opportunity and the post-season championships and season-ending tournaments shall emphasize higher achievement during the regular season.

E. The AMCC intercollegiate athletics program should promote mutual confidence and cooperation among the member institutions for the purpose of assuring maximum educational benefit from athletics.

F. The practice and promotion of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct by all members of the AMCC community (i.e., staff, student-athletes, coaches, and spectators) shall be of paramount importance.

G. NCAA Division III philosophy and rules are applicable in all circumstances.