Two major associations govern college athletes. Universities belong to either NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) or NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). If a student is interested in participation in athletics at a four-year university, he/she will be required to meet requirements for eligibility as outlined by either the NAIA or the NCAA. Students must register with the NCAA and/or the NAIA to be eligible to participate. See the counselor for details.