A cornerstone of the student experience, athletics at Rensselaer currently engages over 70% of our undergraduate students in an array of intramurals, club sports, and varsity team sports.
Rensselaer varsity sports teams are bringing recognition and honors to the Institute—on and off the field. Over the past decade, Rensselaer ranks among the leaders in the entire nation—all Divisions—in the number of National Academic All-Americans. Rensselaer has two Division I and 21 Division III varsity intercollegiate teams. The men’s and women’s ice hockey teams compete at the Division I level in ECAC Hockey. In three sports, Rensselaer also fields junior varsity teams. Rensselaer is a member of the NCAA, the ECAC, and the Liberty League.
For me, being a part of the athletic community is the best part of attending Rensselaer. There is so much diversity within the community, and everyone is committed to competing at their best. Let’s Go Red! provides us with the best facilities, trainers, and coaches. Lessons learned on the field, ice, and in the gym can be as important as material learned in the classroom. We are taught things like hard work, determination, teamwork, and commitment, which carry us through our lives.
Kathryn Schilter ’15, Business Management,
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Your gift to Let’s Go Red!, at any level, helps our inter-collegiate teams directly. Support for Let’s Go Red! includes needed dollars to purchase specialized equipment, fund tournaments and invitationals, and team training trips. In addition, these gifts support athletic awards and banquets, help to replace or provide maintenance to weight room and training facility upgrades, as well as supplement funding for out-of-region trips.
Your support of athletics at Rensselaer will ensure that future generations of students continue to receive the opportunity to balance the rigors of academics with physical recreation. Your contribution will provide support for our sports teams and our successful athletic programs, as well as expand opportunities for our student-athletes on and off the field. Go Red and make your gift today!
I strongly encourage you to invest in the values, tradition, and spirit of RPI athletics. Our student-athletes will continue to attain excellence in athletics, academics, and leadership as a result of your support.
-Dr. Lee McElroy, Athletic Director