Pitzer offers a myriad of Division III sports in which many students enjoy partaking. Intramural sports are popular amongst the students, as well, and it is not as difficult to make one of the intramural teams. However, Pitzer is not a school where athletics outweighs academics. School spirit is generally at its peak during Homecoming (when Pitzer-Pomona plays rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), but during the rest of the season, the fan base at games is minimal. Most students will claim that Pitzer is not your typical, run-of-the-mill institution, and this sentiment goes for sports appreciation, as well. You won't see any foam fingers or tailgating with Cecil the Sagehen (the school mascot).
The gym at the Gold Student Center (GSC) is a small space with a few exercise machines, including treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. There is also a climbing wall and aerobics/dance floor that is open to the students. Because there is not a plethora of equipment, it is crucial to time your visit to the gym well so that you don't have to wait in long lines to use the machines. Perhaps the most exciting recent addition to Pitzer's campus is the pool, which is conveniently settled in the center of the freshman living area. It is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day and is a welcome change from the sometimes overwhelming SoCal weather.