The University of Texas at Tyler will become the newest member of Division II on Sept. 1.
The Division II Membership Committee made the decision earlier this week in a videoconference after the school successfully completed the three-year reclassification process from Division III to Division II.
The Division II membership will total 300 colleges and universities in 2021-22.
Staten Island and Frostburg State, both transitioning from Division III to Division II, advanced to provisional year three of the membership process. In addition, D’Youville advanced to provisional year two of the membership process.
The committee agreed that Allen University must repeat provisional year one of the membership process.
Lastly, two schools that applied for Division II membership, Edward Waters College and Emory & Henry, were accepted into the Division II membership process and will begin provisional year one in the fall. Edward Waters College will transition from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, while Emory & Henry will transition from Division III.
The Division II Management Council will review all membership decisions during its videoconference July 19-20. The changes will take effect Sept. 1.