Intercollegiate Athletics

Eligibility Requirements 

To fulfill general and academic eligibility requirements, each student-athlete at Johnson & Wales' Charlotte Campus must

  1. Be a full-time matriculating student enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (with the exception of seniors who need less than 12 credit hours to graduate and who have verification from the director of compliance).
  2. Attain a 1.85 GPA after their first semester of full-time enrollment and a 2.00 cumulative GPA every semester thereafter.
  3. Maintain progress towards degree completion as defined in Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. 
  4. Sign the Department of Athletics Handbook, team-specific academic and code of conduct forms.
  5. Review and sign NIL guideline and understand state laws.


Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte Campus offers 12 collegiate sports teams. As members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), JWU Charlotte teams play a variety of opponents across all levels of intercollegiate athletics, such as NCAA DI, DII, DIII NAIA, NCCAA and NJCAA opponents. For more information, visit the JWU Charlotte Athletics team pages below:

All Wildcat Athletic teams compete as a part of USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Each program competes for the opportunity to play in the national tournament, and student-athletes may be honored as Academic All-Americans, Players of the Week, All-Americans, Student-Athlete of the Year, or National Player of the Year. Players are recruited who have a desire to be the best at their chosen sport, be dedicated students, help create a culture of belonging, and will represent JWU Charlotte Athletics with strength and humility.

For more information on each program or tryouts, students should go to the JWU Charlotte Athletics webpage for the latest news on JWU Charlotte athletic teams.