Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to move from the MEAC to the SWAC.
FAMU would leave the MEAC on June 30, 2021 and join the SWAC on July 1 of next year, pending approval by the SWAC’s member institutions.
When A&T and FAMU leave next summer, the MEAC will be down to nine full members, only seven of which play football.
FAMU becomes the first new member of the SWAC since 1999, when Alabama A&M joined.
The SWAC is currently comprised of 10 programs: Alabama A&M, Alabama State University, Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Grambling State University, Prairie View A&M, Southern University and Texas Southern University.