Intramural and club sports are very big on campus, probably bigger than many varsity sports. Elon offers 17 varsity sports and 21 intramural and club sports. Being an NCAA Division I School in the Southern Conference has helped Elon’s reputation grow, especially in men’s varsity baseball and football.
A good percentage of students play either varsity, intramural, or club sports at some point in their college careers. Popular varsity sports are baseball, football, cross-country, and women’s volleyball.