The department of athletics sponsors 13 intercollegiate athletic programs: men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Dominican is nationally affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Division III and is a member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) and Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League (MCVL). All students are encouraged to support the Dominican University athletics teams. Admission to all athletic events is free (with the exception of post-season play).

For more information about Dominican University Athletics and the 13 varsity intercollegiate teams, search the Athletics website at or call the Assistant to the Director of Athletics for Sports Information at (708) 524-6232.

Department Of Athletics Philosophy

The Dominican University department of athletics is committed to achieving a level of excellence and to the fair and equitable treatment of both men and women. A diverse, challenging athletics program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the non-academic aspects of a balanced education. The primary focus of the department is the development of the student-athlete. The Dominican University department of athletics places a high priority on the student’s educational achievement and the completion of one’s chosen academic program. Participation in intercollegiate athletics should enhance an individual’s personal, educational and social development. The professional staff of the department – administrators, coaches and athletic trainers – is expected to serve and adhere to institutional, conference and national association guidelines and regulations.

Intramurals and Fitness

It is the mission of the Dominican University intramurals sports program to administer a program of individual and team activities at both a competitive and recreational level to members of the campus community. Our purpose is to provide a relaxed, yet structured, environment while creating opportunities for participants to exercise, have fun, develop skills and build relationships. The intramural sports program will promote leadership, integrity, and lifelong fitness in the spirit of friendly competition.

Intramural participation is a privilege, not a right. All participants, officials and student workers will operate in a community of cooperation while upholding the highest standards of fair play and integrity. All players are expected to exercise good judgment in caring for the safety of others as well as themselves. Competitive play is expected; however a win-at-all-costs attitude will be strongly discouraged. Participants will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the values and mission of Dominican University.

We look forward to all students coming and being a part of the active community in intramurals and fitness classes.

For more information about Dominican University intramurals and fitness classes, please visit and make sure you register at Any questions please call the coordinator of intramurals, club sports and camps at (708) 524-5952.