Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog

Life at Roger Williams University



At Roger Williams University, undergraduate students participate in a vibrant educational community that facilitates learning and engagement both  inside and outside the classroom. Our students participate in service learning initiatives, peer education programs, residence hall life, athletics competitions (varsity, club and intramural) as well as more than 80 student clubs and organizations.

Students create new clubs each year, building leadership and involvement opportunities for everyone who wants to participate. Our goal is to help each Roger Williams University student develop skills in leadership, group dynamics and critical thinking as well as the self-confidence needed to achieve success at the University and beyond.

The following pages provide the essentials on many of the programs, initiatives, and facilities that undergraduates will encounter during their days on the Roger Williams campus.

 

Residential Living

The University offers student housing to suit a variety of preferences and lifestyles, including co-ed, substance-free, special interest units, single and multiple occupancy rooms, and apartments. Several University residence halls overlook the gentle, protected waters of Mt. Hope Bay, a popular haven for local boaters and a relaxing diversion for students who live here.

Roger Williams University requires all first- and second-year students to reside in University housing. Those students commuting from home and transfer students with more than two years of college experience are excluded from this requirement.

Approximately 90 trained paraprofessional resident assistants (RAs), two full-time Area Coordinators (ACs) and five full-time Community Directors (CDs), assisted by the Residence Life and Housing central staff, work to create a living-learning environment. The Department of Residence Life and Housing fosters a safe and inclusive residential community for students to enhance their interpersonal skills. Through a holistic approach to student development, staff engage, support, and challenge students to be contributing scholars in the world around them.  The staff strive to equip students with the knowledge, abilities and resources to become their true selves while creating a meaningful and memorable residential experience.

 

Commuter Life

At Roger Williams University, we value all of our students and want them to be involved, whether they live on campus, in non-university housing, or commute. We want RWU to be a place where all students are welcome and find the resources they need.   Resource include programing, our Commuter Lounges, Commuter Locker program and our Commuter Assistants for first year students.

 

Undergraduate Student Conduct System

Roger Williams University is a community dedicated to learning. Students live and work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect that is conducive to both personal and academic growth. Students are given considerable responsibility, and at times, intervention and education is necessary to increase the student’s awareness of the effect of their actions on others in the community. Our goal is to assist students to grow and learn from their mistakes and empower them to solve problems, communicate effectively, and contribute positively to the University and global community.

The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct and Conduct Review Process is to support a safe, healthy and inclusive campus community that is conducive to learning where students act with honesty, integrity, civility and respect for themselves and others. Any behavior that interferes with these goals, whether on or off campus, may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

 

University Libraries

The University Libraries lead in research and education support services, student engagement opportunities, the development, organization, and sharing of library collections, and optimal access to information.  The Libraries partner with other academic support services in the library building known as the Learning Commons. It provides Information and MediaTech service desks, and includes the University Library, MediaTech, Classroom and Event Support, the Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS), and the Center for Scholarship, Assessment, Learning, Teaching and Technology (CSALT2).  These services together provide a seamless, one-stop experience for student academic support. The Architecture Library resides in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, located directly across the quad from the University Library. Both libraries strive to promote the values and capacities associated with intellectual inquiry, knowledge management, scholarly communication, open access, and digital scholarship.

The University Library system represents a rich academic resource, offering students information, research tools and instructional services as they pursue their education.  Print and e-collections support the university’s curriculum, with the architecture collection representing one of the best specialized collections in the state.  Reference and research consultation services are provided during most hours; online reference service is also available through chat, text and e-mail. The University Library, open 110 hours a week, and the Architecture Library, open 95 hours a week during the academic year, ensure full services in both facilities for students and faculty, and for distance learners, as well. The libraries are open to the larger community with borrowing privileges available for Bristol residents.

The Libraries’ website (https://www.rwu.edu/library) further expands research capabilities by providing instant access to a wide variety of specialized information databases, e-books, and full-text journal articles, as well as research and course guides prepared by the librarians. The Libraries’ consortial partners, with whom borrowing privileges are shared, include Rhode Island College, Community College of Rhode Island, Providence College, Salve Regina University, Johnson & Wales University, and Wheaton College. Requests for materials from these institutions can be made electronically and are usually delivered within one to two days. Faculty can visit and use the above libraries and the libraries at Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design, and Bryant University, as a benefit of the libraries’ membership in the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries (CRIARL).

 

Center for Scholarship, Assessment, Learning, Teaching and Technology

The Center for Scholarship, Assessment, Learning, Teaching and Technology (CSALT2 ) is a unit of Academic Affairs and is located on the second floor of the University Library .

CSALT2 provides all members of the RWU academic community with research-based programs, resources, and support which honor the diversity of learning, teaching, and disciplinary styles. CSALT2 staff offer expert advice and support in the areas of learning outcomes assessment, instructional design, instructional technologies, and scholarship development, with special emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Services include: individual and program consultation; faculty professional development workshops and seminars; Faculty Learning Communities; Faculty Fellows programs. Consultation and support are provided for integration of instructional technologies into curriculum, instructional design, learning-outcomes assessment, and scholarship development. Resources provided by CSALT2 include a Teaching & Learning Library collection as well as a Faculty Innovation and Learning Lab.

The Instructional Design & Technologies unit within CSALT2 provides support for students and faculty on all enterprise-level applications, including delivery of in-class technology instruction for students.

The department’s website is at http://csalt.rwu.edu for more information.

University students have access to over 18 computer labs, consisting of state-of-the-art computers, printers, and scanners. These labs are located in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business (GSB), School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP), School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SECCM), Global Heritage Hall (GHH), Marine and Natural Sciences (MNS), Stonewall, and the University Library. For those who bring their own laptops or tablet computers we also offer ubiquitous wireless Internet and printing in these buildings.

The main public computers are located within the Learning Commons area of the University Library. The Learning Commons contains Intel-based personal computers, Macintosh computers and thin clients. All students have access to virtual desktops that contain all the software applications they will need for their courses that are available anytime, anywhere. The Library offers high-speed laser printers, copiers and scanners.

 

Academic Advisement

Matriculating freshmen and transfer students are assigned a faculty advisor by their School/College. Students who are exploring their major choice are also advised by professional advisors in the Center for Student Academic Success Advising Office. All undergraduate University faculty serve as academic advisors. Although students are responsible for knowing and complying with academic regulations, faculty advisors are available on a regular basis to review academic regulations and requirements, career planning resources, counseling and tutorial services. Questions concerning advisement should be addressed to the student’s dean.

 

The Center for Student Academic Success

Overview

The Center for Student Academic Success is committed to supporting student success by providing and integrated hub of academic support programs, serving as the primary resource for academic success, and facilitating retention initiatives campus wide. Located on the first and second floors of the Learning Commons, the Center is comprised of the Advising and Peer Mentorship Office, the Tutoring Center, and Student Accessibility Services.

Services Offered Through the Center for Student Academic Success

 

Advising and Peer Mentorship Office

The Advising and Peer Mentorship Office offers a team of three professional staff advisors and 60 trained Peer Mentors who will work with students to choose a major, achieve academic goals and assist with the transition to college life. The office offers academic advising for student exploring major choices, a comprehensive peer mentorship program for all new RWU students, and a variety of tailored retention programs that aim to assist students in making academic progress.

 

Peer Mentor Program

New and returning students making the transition from high school to college, from home to residence hall or from another college to RWU, can rely on accurate answers to questions, sensitive and appropriate referrals to other campus agencies as well as support and guidance throughout the school year from an assigned Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are highly trained and make it their mission to help their peers succeed.

Peer Mentors will:

  • Familiarize students with academic requirements and regulations.
  • Explain the Academic Advising system and the Academic Expectations at RWU.
  • Provide assistance with adjustments to campus life.
  • Introduce and encourage students to use available campus resources.
  • Make referrals to other campus offices and departments.
  • Help students connect with clubs and activities on campus.

 

Professional Academic Advising

Professional advisors in the office provide general guidance to students, information about resources offered at Roger Williams. Additionally, the professional staff will trouble shoot common issues encountered by students, and will assist students on getting back on track after experiencing academic challenges or setbacks.

Students who are exploring their academic major choice receive a professional advisor in addition to a faculty advisor who is helpful in reaching an informed and confident decision about a program of study. The advisors can help you to explore your interests, values, passions and goals and the 42 different majors offered at Roger Williams University.

Students who are exploring major options are encouraged to meet several times each semester with a professional advisor by appointment or walk-ins. For students declared in a major, you may schedule an appointment to meet with your assigned faculty advisor whenever you want. Your faculty advisor is required to meet with you once each semester during the advisement/pre-registration period (November and March). See the Academic Calendar at the Registrar website for these dates. Contact your advisor at least two weeks in advance to schedule your appointment.

Telephone: (401) 254-3456
E-mail: csas@rwu.edu

 

The Tutoring Center

The Writing, Math, Science, and Modern Language Tutoring Centers offer curriculum-based peer tutoring on a walk-in basis. The Center is open 56 hours per week: Mondays through Thursdays 9 am - 8 pm; Fridays 9 am - 3 pm; and Sundays 2 pm - 8 pm. Students should feel comfortable coming in to ask any questions about what kind of tutoring we offer, how to access tutoring, or even what they should expect when they come in for tutoring. 

The Math, Science and Writing Centers also provide faculty tutoring. Students may make appointments with faculty tutors by coming to the Tutoring Center on the second floor of the Library. Students can make appointments for one session or for regular meetings for the duration of the semester.

All of the services provided through the Tutoring Center are at no charge to students.

Programmatic Tutoring Support

The Math Center offers the Tutor in the Classroom Program, which places a team of tutors in designated sections. The tutors attend class, take notes, and are available in the Math Center so that students can meet with tutors who are familiar with their assignments and class discussions. Math tutors schedule and conduct group review sessions prior to tests.

The Science Center offers in-center tutoring for introductory Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses, CORE 101, and a variety of upper-level science courses. The Science Center also collaborates with faculty in Chemistry and Biology to provide two programs, ChemX and BioX, which offer group tutoring designed to assist students with course content and to build community for science majors. Students can come into the Tutoring Center to sign up for those programs.  

The Writing Center provides tutoring for any writing-related assignment. The Writing Center also posts a “Tutors by Majors” chart, which lists all of the tutors, their majors, year at RWU, their preferred documentation system (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago) and their hours in the tutoring center. Students can then access a tutor for major-specific writing assistance.

Telephone: 401-254-3219
Website: http://rwu.edu/go/tss

 

Student Accessibility Services

Roger Williams University is mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to provide equal access to facilities, educational and co-curricular programs, campus activities and employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at Roger Williams University is a strategy- based service. SAS supports approximately 10% of the total undergraduate population at the University. Students registered with SAS are expected to adhere to the same academic and behavioral standards as the rest of the University. A student’s initial connection and ongoing interaction with SAS is self-propelled.

  • SAS is a service-based offering and is available to all students with documented disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity, such as learning, hearing, seeing, reading, walking, and speaking.
  • SAS is not a comprehensive special education program. Students’ coursework and assignments are not shared with or linked to the SAS office.
  • SAS does not contain content-based, special education tutors or life coach managers for social skills and acclimation.
  • The most successful students are self-advocates who identify their own needs and take personal initiative in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • The most commonly requested accommodations are: extended time for test-taking, testing in the SAS Testing Center, note-taking assistance and requests for alternate/ electronic texts and student/SAS staff meetings.
  • Accommodations are not intended to guarantee success; they are intended to provide equal access to the educational experience so that students can display their level of learning.
  • SAS offers a strategy-based learning skills service provided by SAS professional and peer staff.
  • Students make their own appointments, which are recommended, but never required.
  • There is no separate application process or fee to receive SAS assistance.
  • Documentation of a disability is not required when applying to the University and is submitted to SAS after the student accepts their acceptance.
  • Students are eligible to receive services / accommodations only after documentation is received, reviewed and approved by the SAS office.
  • Outreach to faculty and parents is generated ONLY by a student via written request.
  • Disability-related information is confidential and is not shared outside the SAS office without a student’s permission.
  • SAS is a self-generated service for students to utilize as a support tool to assist in their educational process.
  • SAS does not mandate alterations in course work, waivers of class absences or extensions to class assignments.

Student Accessibility Services
Website: http://rwu.edu/go/sas
Jeremy Warnick Center for Student Accessibility
Phone: (401) 254-3841
E-Mail: sas@rwu.edu
Roger Williams University One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809

Community Engagement

Roger Williams University’s core purpose is “to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning.” At RWU, we provide students with a transformative, engaged education centered around hands-on learning, applied research experiences, and community engagement opportunities that benefit both students and local communities. 

Community engagement is an academically rich and socially impactful way of teaching and learning.  Our students have opportunities to learn from others to develop informed perspectives on social issues, recognize and appreciate human diversity and commonality, participate actively in public life, public problem solving, and community service, assume leadership and membership roles in organizations, develop empathy, ethics, values, and sense of social responsibility and promote social justice locally and globally. (Jacoby & Erlich, 2009) 

The centerpiece of our commitment to engaged learning is the Feinstein Service Learning (FSL) graduation requirement, which all students must complete prior to graduation. With opportunities for engaged and experiential learning running across the curriculum and through all four years of the undergraduate experience, students have many options for satisfying the requirement: through courses, internships, research projects, or sustained volunteer work. For complete details about community engagement and requirements around the FSL graduation requirement, visit www.rwu.edu/go/engagement. 

 

Educational Events and Activities

Programs and services are designed to complement classroom learning and promote intellectual growth. Current programs include:

Socrates Café, a co-curricular, participatory discussion where attendees collectively formulate and evaluate answers to philosophical questions relevant to current events. Socrates Café meetings occur approximately once a month and are open to all members of the RWU community and the general public. Questions from past meetings have included ‘What is the nature of courage?’, ‘What are the characteristics of a good leader?’, ‘How does one distinguish one’s prejudice from one’s knowledge?’, and ‘What is the real distinction between war and terrorism?’

The Alive! Arts Series, consisting of five programs throughout the academic year in coordination with the faculty in the following areas: creative writing, dance, graphic design, music, and theater. The series is open to the campus and regional community. All performances are free.

The Civil Discourse Lecture Series, “Discussing the Great Issues of Our Time with Reason & Respect,” annually bringing an impressive array of nationally renowned speakers to the University to lecture on the divisive issues facing America today.

Small Seminar Academic Field Trips support faculty efforts to present out-of-classroom activities designed to enhance their courses.

 

New Student Orientation

Roger Williams University requires all new students to participate in the Orientation program to fully prepare new and transfer students to become members of our community.  The New Student Orientation program has programming on academic resources, outside of the classroom opportunities and allows students to make connections with their peers.  One of the hallmarks of our Orientations has been the ability for new students to meet in small groups with a faculty member for advising and course selection. The University advising model sets our students up for success.  Every RWU student is assigned a faculty advisor whose job it is to help guide you in your academic planning.  They are a resource and we encourage all students to reach out to get to know their advisor. 

At the start of the Fall Semester, all students will attend our Fall Orientation programming and are welcome to attend our Weeks of Welcome (WOW) events.

Division of Student Life

Health Services

Health care is available to all full-time undergraduate and law students through the University’s Health Services. Students are seen by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Our health care team of nurse practitioners, nurses, a physician, and medical assistants will evaluate and treat students who are injured or ill. Students that require a higher level of care will be referred to a local Urgent Care or Emergency Room. Public Safety responds to medical emergencies that occur after hours when the clinic is closed. Health education and promotion is an integral focus of Health Services to empower students to live healthier lifestyles by increasing their knowledge and influencing their attitudes about caring for their physical and mental well-being.

Prior to arrival on campus, all students are required to submit a physical exam, proof of immunizations, and screening for tuberculosis.  Forms are located on the Health Services Patient portal.  All full-time undergraduate students (residential and commuter) and international students must have health insurance coverage.  It is important for students to have access to comprehensive medical care while enrolled at the University.   The University has partnered with University Health Plans to offer a comprehensive student health insurance plan. 

For additional information about clinic services and health insurance coverage please visit our website at health@rwu.edu.

 

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is comprised of a team of clinicians who provide short-term treatment for personal and interpersonal concerns. Center personnel are committed to honoring all individual differences which include, but are not limited to age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion and spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and socioeconomic status. Clinical services are confidential in accordance with departmental, ethical, and legal guidelines.

Full-time undergraduate, graduate, and law students enrolled at Roger Williams University are eligible to access clinical services free of charge. The initial session is in a telemental health format, and subsequent sessions can be in-person or continue remotely. The Counseling Center (401-254-3124) is located on the 2nd floor of the Center for Student Development building and is open on non-holiday weekdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm during the academic year. Sessions are scheduled on a session-to-session basis rather than a week-to-week basis.

When the Center is closed, emergency services are available to students through our after-hours phone crisis service at 401-254-3124; a Community Director in Residence Life; Public Safety at 401-254-3333; calling 911 or 988; a crisis hotline such as the Samaritans at 401-272-4044; or if off-campus, the East Bay Center at 401-246-0700.

The Intercultural Center

Located on the north end of Maple Hall, the Roger Williams University (RWU) Intercultural Center (IC) champions the charge of “Welcoming every one of all nationalities, faiths and personal identities.” Civil discourse and global perspectives are two of RWU’s Core Values. With these values in mind, the department has developed a multifaceted operation that works to enrich the University community through student support, programming, and campus involvement around issues of personal identity, diversity and inclusion.

Our Mission

The mission of the Intercultural Center (IC) is to develop world citizens capable of critical thinking, compassion, and respect for differences. It does this through student support and outreach, programming and intercultural learning. The IC provides the Roger Williams University community with opportunities and an environment that encourage relationships, leadership, and community building. It provides forums that enhance the personal exploration and development of its community members regarding social identity, academic excellence, and exemplary citizenship. The IC challenges community members to be life-long learners and active members of our global society.

Who We Are

The IC serves as a community hub, often referred to as a “home away from home.” Containing a kitchen, lounge, prayer corner, meeting space, computer resources and professional staff, the IC is utilized by members of our community as a place to host informal socials, educational programs and cultural events, as well as group meetings. The IC is open to all members of the University community 7 days a week. We encourage all to take advantage of our resources.

International Student Services

International Student Services works in concert with Student Life, Enrollment Management & Retention and academic departments on-campus to support the successful matriculation and graduation of undergraduate and graduate international students. From immigration assistance to interpersonal help, the International Student Services staff works to inform international students of their responsibilities as well as to expose them to cultural opportunities both on- and off-campus. In addition, programs are designed to foster a higher level of interest and understanding of various cultures and backgrounds.

Multicultural Student Affairs

The IC reaches out to traditionally underrepresented students to assist them in their transition to the RWU community as well as to encourage them to take advantage of available opportunities. The IC also supports the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) with intercultural programming including cultural heritage months, Lunar New Year and more. The IC works to create an environment that responds to the needs of students while promoting academic and personal development. The IC also works to support campus initiatives that proactively seek to critically examine issues of personal identity, diversity and inclusion.

Spiritual Life Office

The Spiritual Life Office welcomes students, faculty, and staff from all religious traditions, as well as those who are in exploration. RWU has in residence a University Multifaith Chaplain and affiliated chaplains from the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic traditions. These religious professionals offer pastoral care to all members of the University community. Moreover, the office supports specific faith group programming on campus and encourages interfaith dialogue throughout the University. In nearby Bristol and surrounding towns, many houses of worship have welcomed RWU students to their sanctuaries for religious services.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) Community Support

The IC is a resource area for allies and members of the LGBTQQ community. As a partner in RWU’s examination of our global society, our office works to raise issues related to the LGBTQQ community. We are a practical resource and support for the Sexuality Advocacy for Everyone (SAFE) student club, individual LGBTQQ students, faculty and staff through recognition, programming and referral. In addition to the IC, the LGBTQQ community has the support of the Gender Resource Center, located adjacent to Maple Hall.

The Diversity Leadership Program

The Diversity Leadership Program is a unique leadership development opportunity open to students of color, first generation college students of any racial identity, students who identify as LGBTQQ, international students and other underrepresented first year students (freshman or transfer) at RWU. The program is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that emphasizes the connection and support that can positively impact underrepresented students’ success in college. The Diversity Leadership Program will focus on strengthening the diversity community at RWU through mentorship, relationship-building, ally development, and extensive leadership development.

Center for Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) supports the mission of the University and contributes to the University’s Core Value of “Preparation for a Career or Future Study” by providing on-going educational and networking opportunities for students to learn, and manage, their careers successfully. The CCPD provides opportunities for students to meet with alumni, employers and graduate schools through a variety of events, and venues.

Mirroring the central reflection questions of the University’s Core Curriculum, we challenge students to answer the following questions: Who Are You? What Do You Want to Do? How Will You Get There? We challenge ourselves to provide students a variety of traditional and innovative means through which they can discover the answers to these questions.

Center for Career & Professional Development Outcomes

By utilizing the CCPD, students will be able to:

  • Clairify their interests, values and skills to determine potential career paths
  • Evaluate the necessity of further education, and to understand how to select and apply to educational institutions
  • Understand the importance of incorporating experiential learning into their education and careers
  • Cultivate a professional network of alumni and others who are willing to serve as mentors and subject matter experts
  • Effectively market themselves to prospective employers and graduate programs

Center for Career & Professional Development Services Include:

  • Individual career advising
  • Résumé and cover letter development & critiques
  • Internship/Practicum preparation via Career Planning Seminars
  • Job search assistance and interview preparation including mock interviews
  • Handshake: A searchable database of full-time, part-time, summer and internship opportunities; and event information and registration
  • Graduate school information and application assistance
  • Assessment of occupational interests, skills, strengths and values and how they all relate to possible career choices

Email: ccpd@rwu.edu

Phone: 254-3224

Student Programs, Leadership & Orientation

Student Programs, Leadership, & Orientation works to provide diverse opportunities for students to connect with clubs and organizations across campus.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for all students to enrich their academic experiences. We want each person to find ways to grow and develop over their time at RWU, to enhance their collegiate experience, and to leave a positive impact on campus.  Our students create and foster learning environments to gain awareness of self and others, discover leadership as an action, and value the responsibility to contribute positively to the campus and greater community.

The Student Senate

The Roger Williams University Student Senate is the University organization elected “By the Students, For the Students”, to act as the liaison between the Student Body and the Administration and Faculty. Entrusted by and responsible to the students, Senators emphasize constant personal and organizational improvements through representative leadership. The Student Senate and all its sponsored clubs and organizations strive to promote an inclusive community by defending a diverse range of viewpoints for all students past, present, and future. The Senate has a total of 26 members. Elections take place in early Fall for the open seats held for incoming students.

If you are interested in joining Student Senate, find us on Hawk link,  social media @rwu_senate or email elections.senate@g.rwu.edu.

Student Organizations and Clubs

Students interested in learning about Student Senate Chartered Organizations and Clubs can visit hawklink.rwu.edu to see active pages.   Hawk Link is a centralized web host platform that connects students to organizations, programs, and departments on campus.   Students will be able to use the platform to see the schedule of student events and meetings.

Athletics

Roger Williams University adheres to the policies, philosophies, and guidelines for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III athletic programs. The University is also a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), New England Wrestling Association (NEWA), Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Within the mission statement of the Athletic Intramural and Recreation Department, the premise is that properly administered athletic intramural and recreation programs contribute greatly to the total educational mission of the University. This philosophy supports the University’s mission for the development of the total person - mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically - in a learning environment where students set goals for themselves and work, with the support of the University community, to achieve those goals.

Varsity Sports

The department offers 22 intercollegiate varsity sports and eight club activities. For men, varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track and field and wrestling. Women’s varsity teams compete in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track and field and lacrosse. Co-ed varsity sports include equestrian, and sailing. The University also sponsors  co-ed E-Sport, co-ed gymnastics, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s volleyball and ultimate Frisbee as club sports.

Intramural and Recreation Programs

Teamwork and fun are at the core of our expanding intramural and recreation programs. We offer a variety of individual and team tournaments and leagues, including flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, floor hockey, soccer and tennis. The walk-in recreation program provides aerobics classes on campus, weight training, cybex, rowing and exercise equipment, plus indoor tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and swimming opportunities in the Campus Recreation Center. Special events throughout the year offer competitive opportunities based on demonstrated student interests.

Sports Facilities

The Campus Recreation Center, which opened in the Fall of 2003, is the focal point of the University’s athletic, intramural and recreational programming. This air-conditioned facility seats 1,200 and includes an eight-lane pool with diving well, basketball courts, volleyball courts, fitness center and aerobics/dance rooms.

The University also provides a variety of outdoor athletic facilities, including a synthetic turf field for soccer and lacrosse. Fields for softball, baseball, and rugby are all located on campus. Six tennis courts are available for varsity and University community use. All six courts are lighted for evening play.