The roles of Athletic Participation and Competition are viewed
as an important aspect of the Suffolk University Experience. The
Athletic Department and its professional staff exist to serve the
entire University Community by providing an environment for an
individual to enhance their quality of life through the value of
sport and/or recreational participation.
Adherence to NCAA, ECAC and GNAC Constitutions and Bylaws establish a commitment to sportsmanship, fair play and a striving for individual and team success, all of which complement and reinforce an excellence in all academic pursuits. Student-Athletes need encounter an environment conducive to the enrichment of community life on campus and opportunity for community service beyond our campus.
Participants learn to compete effectively and with integrity in any setting, how to provide leadership, and how to be resilient defeat or victory. Lessons discovered through athletic participation need instill and strengthen all aspects that contribute to success in both a Student-Athlete's undergraduate years as well as their future professional and personal experiences.
The Suffolk University Athletic Department is an NCAA Division III affiliated institution. We are members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). We currently host 13 varsity sports (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, golf, hockey, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis and volleyball) and seasonal intramural sports. Our campus’ unique location in downtown Boston provides our student-athletes an opportunity to compete and learn in one of the nation’s finest cities. Each of our coaches is committed to both the academic and athletic development for all of our student-athletes.
Founded in 1906, Suffolk is a four-year, private university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, Sawyer School of Management and Suffolk University Law School.
The athletic program, first established in 1938 wth men's tennis on the roof of the Archer Building, has been competitive in NCAA Division III athletics since 1954. All 13 Suffolk teams hold open tryouts and many student-athletes participate in more than one-sport. Suffolk athletes come prepared to play hard and compete-they are versatile well-rounded and love to win.
Boston is the quintessential sports town, and Suffolk University is located in its heart. The TD Banknorth Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, is just a five minute walk from campus. Legendary, Fenway Park, home of the 2004 and 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox is a mere 10-minute subway ride from our front door. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough is home to the New England Patriots, and easily accessible by commuter rail. The Boston sports scene has witnessed many victory celebrations over the past few years and all of those parades have made through way past our campus buildings as part of the Suffolk experience.
Few American cities rival the spectacular sports tradition enjoyed by Boston's professional and collegiate sports teams. Some of the most memorable moments in sports history have taken place in Boston, and Suffolk's athletic programs share in that great tradition.
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