Bentley school spirit is lacking overall which is unfortunate given the success of many of our teams throughout the year. Students are enticed by the head of athletics to go to games and by the promotion of free items such as T-shirts and towels. However, the stadium and courts aren't usually packed with wildly cheering fans unless the team is in the playoffs. Some students just use the games as an opportunity to pre-game for parties later.
There is a harsh stereotype that exists at Bentley regarding student athletes: if a student is good in their sport, it means they would have never gotten into Bentley for their grades. Varsity athletes are rarely taken seriously by the rest of the population but are given significant leeway academically if a game or practice interrupts or overlaps into a class period. The biggest up-and-coming sport on campus is hockey, which plays in Division I. Men's and women's rugby is on the rise in success and popularity on campus. Other clubs such as ultimate Frisbee, wiffleball, and touch football are also student favorites. However, sports like volleyball, tennis, and soccer are often overlooked and underappreciated. Bentley simply is not a school you go to hoping to be drafted into any sort of professional sport. Rather, it mostly has excellent high school athletes looking to continue their passion and stay in shape during their college years.