|Formerly||Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association|
|No. of teams||12|
|Headquarters||Troy, New York|
|Region||Upstate New York|
The Liberty League is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. Member schools are top institutions that are all located in the state of New York.
It was founded in 1995 as the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association. The conference was renamed during the summer of 2004 to the current name.
The league includes founding members Clarkson University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College. Vassar College became a full member of the league during the 2000–01 academic year, Bard College and Rochester Institute of Technology joined for the 2011–12 academic year, and Ithaca College officially joined for the 2017–18 academic year. Founding member Hamilton College departed following the 2010–11 academic year in order to fully integrate its athletic programs within the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
The United States Merchant Marine Academy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Springfield College are associate members in football only.
At the beginning of the 2012–13 season, New York University became an associate member in both men's and women's golf, while Wellesley College and Mount Holyoke College became associate members in women's golf.
Offensive linesman Ali Marpet of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, drafted in the 2nd round, 61st overall, of the 2015 NFL draft, is the highest-drafted pick in the history of Division III football. He was three-time All-Liberty League first team (2012, 2013, 2014), and 2014 Liberty League Co-Offensive Player of the Year—the first offensive lineman in league history to be so honored.
The Liberty League currently has 12 full members, all are private schools:
|Bard College||Annandale-on-Hudson, New York||1860||Episcopal||1,958||Raptors||2011||No|
|Clarkson University||Potsdam, New York||1896||Nonsectarian||2,848||Golden Knights||1995||No|
|Hobart College[a]||Geneva, New York||1822||Episcopal||905||Statesmen||1995||Yes|
|Ithaca College||Ithaca, New York||1892||Nonsectarian||6,769||Bombers||2017||Yes|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
|Troy, New York||1824||Nonsectarian||5,431||Engineers||1995||Yes|
|University of Rochester[b]||Rochester, New York||1850||Nonsectarian||12,233||Yellowjackets||1995||Yes|
|Rochester Institute of Technology
|Henrietta, New York||1829||Nonsectarian||18,000||Tigers||2011||No|
|St. Lawrence University||Canton, New York||1856||Protestantism||2,327||Saints||1995||Yes|
|Skidmore College||Saratoga Springs, New York||1903||Nonsectarian||2,734||Thoroughbreds||1995||No|
|Union College||Schenectady, New York||1795||Nonsectarian||2,197||Dutchmen||1995||Yes|
|Vassar College||Poughkeepsie, New York||1861||Nonsectarian||2,446||Brewers||2001||No|
|William Smith College[a]||Geneva, New York||1908||Episcopal||1,045||Herons||1995||No|
The Liberty League currently has four associate members, all but one are private schools:
|Buffalo State College||Buffalo, New York||1871||Public||8,339||Bengals||2019–20||New York State (SUNYAC)||football|
|New York University||New York City||1832||Private||22,280||Violets||2012–13m.gf.;
|University (UAA)||men's golf;|
|St. John Fisher College||Rochester, New York||1948||Private||4,000||Cardinals||2013–14||Empire 8||men's rowing|
|Wellesley College||Wellesley, Massachusetts||1870||Nonsectarian||2,300||Blue||2012–13||New England (NEWMAC)||women's golf|
The Liberty League had one former full member, which was also a private school:
|Hamilton College[a]||Clinton, New York||1793||Nonsectarian||1,864||Continentals||1995–96||2010–11||New England (NESCAC)|
The Liberty League had six former associate members, all but two were private schools:
|United States Coast Guard Academy
|New London, Connecticut||1876||Federal||1,045||Bears||2004–05||2005–06||New England (NEWMAC)[a]||football|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy
|Kings Point, New York||1942||910||Mariners||2004–05fb.;
|Mount Holyoke College||South Hadley, Massachusetts||1837||Nonsectarian||2,100||Lyons||2012–13||2019–20||N/A[c]||NEWMAC||women's golf|
|Springfield College||Springfield, Massachusetts||1885||Nonsectarian||5,062||Pride||2012–13||2016–17||New England (NEWMAC)||football|
|Susquehanna University||Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania||1858||Lutheran ECLA||2,200||River Hawks||2007–08||2009–10||Centennial[d]||Landmark||football|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute
|Worcester, Massachusetts||1865||Nonsectarian||5,071||Engineers||2004–05||2016–17||New England (NEWMAC)||football|
The Liberty League sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's crew, men's and women's cross country, women's field hockey, men's football, men's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women’s soccer, women's softball, men's and women's squash, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, and women's volleyball.
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