As one of the nation’s premier Division III athletic institutions, Catholic University attracts student-athletes who make academics a top priority and value the opportunity to enrich that experience by competing in intercollegiate sports.

The University sponsors 25 varsity programs (13 women, 12 men) and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Division III. The Cardinals compete in the Landmark Conference with the exception of football which is an associate member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and men’s and women’s rowing which are members of the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC).

Catholic U. places the highest priority on the overall quality of the broad educational experience it offers its students. Similarly, the successful completion of academic programs by student-athletes is a primary focus for the institution and its staff and faculty members. As a visible component of the University community, the Athletics Department maintains a considerable commitment to upholding the fundamentals which make up good sportsmanship, fair play and ethical conduct.

In addition to intercollegiate athletics, the Office of Campus Activities offers an array of intramural and recreational club sports.