Athletics are not a big part of student life at Converse. Traditionally, Converse has always been focused on academics, and this focus continues to the present day. Neither varsity nor intramural sports have any sort of prominence on campus. Students will put up banners and attend games (mostly for convocation credit), but Converse’s school spirit is fairly low when it comes to athletics, with most students donning a “take it or leave it” attitude.
However, Converse is trying to increase the prominence of the school’s athletic program. Overall, the athletic facilities are of very good quality, and athletes and nonathletes alike are highly satisfied with these facilities. Recently, the school established more scholarships for athletes, but incoming students shouldn’t count on an automatic full ride because they are an athlete, nor should they count on any special favors for being an athlete, either. Between classes and athletics, athletes do more work than many other students on campus, but they often don’t get the credit they deserve for that work. Overall, Converse is conscientiously trying to make athletics a bigger part of campus life through scholarships and top-rate facilities; however, athletics are not a major part of the Converse community yet.