Athletics

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Columbia Athletics has a proud history of achievement. An original member of the Ivy League, Columbia offers 31 NCAA Division I varsity sports, and 45+ club and 40+ intramural sports. With over 20 Ivy League Championships since 2007, numerous Ivy League individual championships, and several Olympians and Olympic medalists, Columbia has an exceptional program for serious players, or any athlete and fan with a fierce love of the game.

Did you know?

  • In 2011, Columbia student-athletes continued to excel academically—more than 200 student-athletes were named to their school’s Dean’s List, and 25 student-athletes achieved a 4.0 GPA or higher
  • In 2011-12, Columbians won individual Ivy League championships in 21 events
  • The Campbell Sports Center, a new facility at the Baker Athletics Complex, will be completed December 2012
  • In 2010, Columbia added men’s and women’s varsity squash teams—bringing the total number of varsity sports programs to 31, up from 29
  • Columbia Athletics raised a record-setting $2.2 million in annual funds last year

Schedule of Events

Check out the calendar of upcoming athletics competitions in your area, and the calendar of athletics alumni events. If you are interested in cheering on one of our teams with your fellow alumni, please contact Milena Kachar '07CC at mk2345@columbia.edu.

Do you have your tickets to the games?

Purchase your tickets online or by calling 888-LIONS-11.

Get Involved

The Varsity C Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Columbia Athletics through advice, counsel, and volunteer activity. Find out how you can volunteer and support Columbia’s athletes through the Varsity C. The Women's Leadership Council is a giving society for the women of Columbia Athletics, providing valuable opportunities to members and working to build involvement in Columbia Athletics by women.

Represent the Lions

Order your official Columbia Lions gear at The Lion Store online.

Join Dodge Fitness Center

Enjoy membership at the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center at Columbia University, the most comprehensive wellness facility on the Upper West Side. Whether your interests include fitness improvement, lifetime sports or wellness and recreation, the Dodge Fitness Center community has an offering that is right for you.