Athletics & Recreation

The Brown Bears compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics in the NCAA Division I

A member of the Ivy League, Brown has the nation’s second largest collegiate athletic program (and first largest program for women), with 900 athletes competing on 38 varsity sports teams — 17 for men and 21 for women.

Brown’s athletes are high-achieving students active in many areas of campus life and the community. In 2012, for example, the NCAA honored 20 Brown teams with awards for academic achievement.

Visit the official site of Brown’s intercollegiate athletics program for news, tickets, stats and details on Brown’s varsity teams.


Find out when your favorite Brown teams are playing and come cheer them on.

Recreational Sports & Fitness

fitness center

Work out in the fitness centers. Take one of more than 64 physical education courses in aerobics, fitness, martial arts, dance or yoga. Form an intramural team or join one of 17 Club Sports, which offer a high level of competition without the rigorous time commitment of varsity sports. Find even more options in recreational student organizations.


See hours and information on Brown’s athletic and fitness facilities.