In terms of athletics, Allegheny is a Division III school, but some might describe the College as just plain "divisive." Although many of the College's varsity sports are competitive, it's likely that the rest of campus hasn't a clue as to which teams are doing well each season. Allegheny has simply never been a college where the primary focus is athletics, nor does it offer many scholarships for sports. However, the sports and recreation center is usually abuzz throughout the day with club or intramural practices. A prospective student walking through the athletic facilities could definitely run into a fencing lesson, a pick-up game of dodgeball, or get pulled into the squash courts for some one-on-one.
The school has made an effort to bring more school spirit to games by giving out free T-shirts and establishing "Gold Rush" games (where students are encouraged to wear gold); these efforts have only partially been successful. What does set Allegheny apart is the amount of faculty who join intramural teams and enjoy playing against the students. If you love sports, you will definitely be able to play, and you'll make great friends on your team. Unfortunately, though, the stands likely won't be filled with hundreds of screaming fans wearing gold and blue.