Although Skidmore is a Division III/Liberty League school, sports are not very central to campus life. All of the sports teams on campus take their sport very seriously and compete successfully within their leagues. There is some bitterness about the lack of support for Skidmore's sports. There is very little school-wide spirit surrounding sports on campus.
There is also a fairly large divide between athletes and non-athletes. This can be chalked up to time spent on/with a team and differing interests as well as stigmas put on both athletes and non-athletes. For example, since Skidmore is a Division III school, Skidmore does not give its sports scholarships; every student is there on academic merit. Despite this divide, there are certainly athletes who are friends with non-athletes and vice versa.