12.1.1. Athletics Intercollegiate Athletics

The University is a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) and part of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Members of Division III may not award athletic-related aid to any student athlete. Oglethorpe student athletes may receive financial aid based on need and may receive academic scholarships, like all Oglethorpe students.

The University offers intercollegiate competition in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track and field for men and in basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball for women. The Stormy Petrels compete against other SAA schools, including Berry College, Birmingham-Southern College, Centre College, Hendrix College, Millsaps College, Rhodes College and Sewanee (The University of the South).

For additional information go to www.oglethorpe.edu/athletics. Also, see Sec. 6.22.3. for information concerning academic requirements for student athletes. Intramural and Recreational Sports

Oglethorpe’s intramural and recreational programs offer all students the opportunity to enjoy the fun and participation of team sports and outdoor activities. Intramural athletics are popular with both men and women, and all students are welcome to participate.