Intercollegiate athletics is an integral aspect of the educational program. Through training, teamwork and rigorous competition, students are provided with opportunities for development of varied skills and values.
The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Seventeen teams, nine sports for women: (basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball) andeightsports for men: (baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving, lacrosse, soccer and tennis) are sponsored.
Formal and informal recreation opportunities are offered to students, faculty and staff through open recreation programs, wellness classes, varied intramural sports and sports clubs and several fitness activities. Facilities include a new athletics and wellness center with a 1,500 seat arena and an eight lane state-of-the-art aquatics center, elevated running/walking track, 5,000 square foot fitness center, two-story climbing wall, dance studio, athletic training room, lab, team rooms and many other features. The facility is complimented by a sand volleyball court, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, and a new multi-turf field that accommodates virtually all athletics, recreation and fitness needs and interests.