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Campus Activities

Athletics

Michigan State University and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a proud member of the Big Ten Conference and sponsors 25 varsity sport programs, 12 for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling) and 13 for women (basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball).

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to operating an athletics program that pursues excellence with integrity, produces a positive public identity for the university and surrounding community, promotes sportslike and ethical conduct and demonstrates a commitment to compliance with all pertinent regulatory agencies.

In addition, the department's mission statement is student-athlete focused as it states "we gather and engage our community to teach, support and celebrate our student-athletes in their quest for excellence" and is committed to core values that emphasize integrity, respect, accountability, positive attitude, continuous improvement and one focus.