Davidson is the newest member of the Atlantic Ten Conference.
The A-10 council of presidents unanimously voted Wednesday to accept the Wildcats' application for membership. The current Southern Conference member will formally join the A-10 on July 1, 2014, and begin competing in its new league during the 2014-15 academic year.
Davidson's move to the conference is no surprise. The Inquirer reported last month that the A-10 wanted the Wildcats for 2014.
"This is very positive," said St. Joseph's athletic director Don DiJulia. He said Davidson "is a terrific, terrific, highly respected national university, [with] great people in athletics. It has great success despite the smaller-sized college that it is. And we are really fortunate to have them associated with us and us with them."