JWU Denver Athletics Quick Facts

Founded: 2000

Address: 7150 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220

Enrollment: 1,170

President: Dr. Richard Wiscott, Ph.D.

Athletic Director: Tom Byrnes

Associate Athletic Director: Mike Gallegos

Sports Information Director: Sean Star

Mascot: Wildcats

Affiliation: NCAA Division III  (Year 1 Provisional Member)

Conference: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Colors: Royal Blue, White & Gold

Facility: Wildcat Center (capacity 550)


Johnson & Wales (Denver) is currently transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division III. Effective Sept. 1, 2018, the NCAA Division III Membership Committee announced that JWU Denver had been accepted as a Provisional Member. The provisional membership process typically takes four years. 

With their provisional membership, Johnson & Wales University began its membership in the Southern Collegiate Athletics Conference (SCAC) in 2018-19 and is playing a full slate of conference games. The Wildcats, however, are not yet eligible for postseason competition. 

JWU Denver is one of just two DIII schools in the state of Colorado along with fellow SCAC member Colorado College. Division III is the largest of the NCAA's three divisions with 443 member schools (not including provisional or reclassifying schools). Division III student-athletes do not receive athletics scholarships, but 80 percent receive non-athletics aid. Learn more about NCAA Division III here