North Eastern Athletic Conference
|North Eastern Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)|
|Headquarters||Gansevoort, New York|
|Commissioner||Candice Poiss Murray|
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
The conference was re-formed in 2004 when 12 formerly independent colleges who wanted to belong to a conference joined forces and started the North Eastern Athletic Conference. The original membership consisted of the following schools: Baptist Bible College, Bard College, Philadelphia Biblical University (now known as Cairn University), Cazenovia College, Chestnut Hill College, D'Youville College, Keuka College, Keystone College, Penn State-Berks, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase) and Villa Julie College (now known as Stevenson University).
In 2007-08 and with the departure of 5 institutions (Bard, Chestnut Hill, Polytechnic (N.Y.), SUNY Purchase and Stevenson) and the arrival of 3 new members (Penn State-Harrisburg, Wells College and Wilson College), the NEAC consisted 10 members.
In 2008-09, the NEAC lost an additional three institutions (Baptist Bible, Cairn and Keystone; all to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, currently named the Colonial States Athletic Conference), but gained two new members (State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) and State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT)) bringing our total to nine members.
In 2009-10, the NEAC added three additional new members (College of Saint Elizabeth, Penn State-Abington and State University of New York at Morrisville (SUNY Morrisville)) while losing a founding member (D'Youville). The NEAC had accepted four associate member institutions in that same season. Additionally, the NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in four sports: baseball, women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis.
In 2010-11, the NEAC was joined by one new member (Gallaudet University) while losing two associate members.
In 2011-12, the NEAC gained one new full member (Lancaster Bible College) along with one new associate member. The partnership between the NEAC and the NAC will end for baseball and women's lacrosse following the 2011-12 season.
Member schools 
Current members 
The league currently has thirteen full members:
* Penn State-Harrisburg (denoted in pink) will be departing for the Capital Athletic Conference on July 1, 2013.
† - Women's college, therefore not competing in men's sports
Associate members 
|Institution||Location||Nickname||Founded||Type||Enrollment||Joined||Primary Conference||NEAC Sport|
|Hilbert College||Hamburg, New York||Hawks||1957||Private/Catholic||1,100||2012-13||AMCC||men's lacrosse
|Medaille College||Buffalo, New York||Mavericks||1937||Private/Non-sectarian||3,253||2008-09||AMCC||men's lacrosse
|Rutgers–Camden||Camden, New Jersey||Scarlet Raptors||1766||Public||6,158||2011-12||NJAC||men's golf
Former members 
|Baptist Bible College||Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania||Defenders||1932||Private||963||2004-05||2007-08||CSAC|
|Bard College||Annandale-on-Hudson, New York||Raptors||1860||Private||2,062||2004-05||2006-07||Liberty|
|Cairn University1||Langhorne, Pennsylvania||Highlanders||1913||Private||1,311||2004-05||2007-08||CSAC|
|Chestnut Hill College||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Griffins||1924||Private||2,000||2004-05||2006-07||CACC
(NCAA Division II)
|D'Youville College||Buffalo, New York||Spartans||1908||Private||3,200||2004-05||2008-09||AMCC|
|Keystone College||La Plume, Pennsylvania||Giants||1868||Private||1,773||2004-05||2007-08||CSAC|
|Polytechnic University of New York||Brooklyn, New York||Fighting Blue Jays||1854||Private||4,487||2004-05||2006-07||Skyline|
|Purchase College||Purchase, New York||Panthers||1967||Public||4,000||2004-05||2006-07||Skyline|
|Stevenson University2||Stevenson, Maryland||Mustangs||1947||Private||3,929||2004-05||2006-07||MAC Commonwealth|
- All of those institutions were charter members of the conference.
- Cairn University was formerly known as Philadelphia Biblical University.
- Stevenson University was formerly known as Villa Julie College.
Membership timeline 
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving