Farmingdale State Intercollegiate Athletic Program

The purpose of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program is to support and expand the total educational experience offered by the College. The program serves as a laboratory for the education of the student-athletics and is conducted in keeping with the general educational mission of the College.

The program, available for Men & Women, offers student-athletes a wide variety of opportunities for participation. The College is a Division III member of the NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and competes as members of the Skyline, ECAC, CTC Conferences and NJAC Conference (for track only).

The College is committed to the ideals of a quality intercollegiate athletic program that contributes to its objectives of offering its students a quality educational experience. The College supports the intercollegiate program and student-athletes within the guidelines of the State University Board of Trustees.

Mission Statement

Farmingdale State Athletics adheres to the philosophy of intercollegiate athletic competition based upon the principles of amateurism, sportsmanship, and fair play. The following guidelines have been developed for the athletic program: (1) to place priority on the academic progress of all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics; (2) to ensure the physical well-being of all student-athletes during practice, travel, and play; (3) to develop each student-athlete physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and morally; and (4) to develop excellence in all of the College's intercollegiate athletic programs.

 

NCAA Division III Athletics Philosophy

Why Choose Division III?

Colleges and universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of a student's educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs. They seek to establish and maintain an environment in which a student-athlete's athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete's educational experience. They also seek to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among their student-athletes and athletics staff.

To achieve this end, Division III institutions: