Athletics are an integral component of the educational process at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The athletic program seeks to promote and stimulate interest and participation in intercollegiate, intramural and recreational programs for men and women on campus.
The George and Phyllis Rothman Center on the Metropolitan Campus is a modern facility which features facilities for the FDU Knights varsity teams. The center has one main basketball court, two multi-use courts, and a fully equipped weight room. There is also a six-lane track available to all students.
The Fitness Center, opened in 2003, features a central court for pick-up basketball and volleyball games. It also boasts top-of-the-line fitness equipment in three different rooms. There is a selectorized weight room, a free-weight room and a cardiovascular room, along with an aerobics/dance studio. The center hosts intramural sports, exercise classes and cultural & social events throughout the year.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers the student body 21 different sports to participate in on the NCAA Division I level. Competition is open to those who are seasoned veterans in the sport or interested newcomers.
FDU is a member of the Northeast Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the East Coast Athletic Conference. Currently, the following teams are in active participation on the Division I level:
- Men’s & Women’s Basketball
- Women’s Bowling
- Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
- Women’s Fencing
- Men’s & Women’s Golf
- Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field
- Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
- Women’s Lacrosse
- Men’s & Women’s Soccer
- Men’s & Women’s Tennis
- Women’s Volleyball
- Men’s Volleyball
Intramural and recreational activities include:
- Cardio Kick-boxing
- Flag football
- Floor hockey
- Table tennis