Millersville University believes that the lifelong benefits of a college education are not derived solely from the classroom. One of the Universityís priorities is, therefore, to develop the full potential of its students and in so doing to enhance the quality of their lives. To achieve this goal, Millersville offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to supplement academic experiences and develop confidence, self-sufficiency, and social and leadership skills. Student activities enrich student lives and play a critical role in developing personality and character.

Virtually any student interest or need may be met through one of the 140 organizations on campus. Students whose particular interests are not represented by an existing organization may establish a new club by following procedures in the Student Senate Constitution.

Many student activities are funded by student activity fees. Allocations to over 50 organizations and programs are decided by the Allocations Committee of the Student Senate, with approval of the full Senate and the University President.

For a complete listing of all student organizations, see the Student Handbook.


Intercollegiate Athletics. Intercollegiate athletics have a long and proud tradition at Millersville University. They are designed to meet the needs of both participants and spectators. All intercollegiate teams play in NCAA Division II with the exception of wrestling (Division I). Two full-time professional athletic trainers and student trainers serve all intercollegiate teams.

Menís programs are available in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and wrestling. Womenís programs are available in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Intramural Athletics. All students are encouraged to participate in intramural sports, which are planned and administered with considerable student input. Activities include badminton, basketball, flag football, inner tube water polo, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. 

Club Sports. Club sports offer organized, non-varsity competition and recreational activities. Club sports currently active on campus include archery, bowling, fencing, ice hockey, international folk dance, martial arts, menís lacrosse, menís volleyball, rugby, synchronized swimming and water polo.

Recreational Activities. Millersvilleís gymnasium and swimming pools are open for recreation at scheduled hours. A number of other recreational activities, such as tournaments and runs, are offered throughout the year. For more information contact the Director of Intramurals and Recreation in Pucillo Gymnasium.

Athletic and Recreational Facilities. Millersvilleís facilities include two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, a paracourse, an archery range, several weight training facilities, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, a lighted football stadium and practice field, and fields for field hockey, baseball and softball.

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