Sports are not a large part of Scripps life, unless you choose to become involved. Unlike at large universities, there is not a huge emphasis on games and rallies. There are a good number of Scripps students on teams, but sports are for the most part not their main priority. However, for students who are serious about sports or just enjoy playing and watching, there are plenty of opportunities and resources. The small student body makes it possible for everyone who is interested in sports to become involved.
Scripps has a joint sports team with Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd (CMS). Scripps supports all of the standard teams, as well as women's lacrosse and intramural women's rugby. There's even a 5C ultimate Frisbee team called the Brain Eaters. Because of the small populations at each of the Claremont colleges, Scripps, CMC, and Harvey Mudd join forces to form the Athenas and Stags, while Pomona and Pitzer team up as the Sagehens. Both teams compete in the Division III Southern California division. The team spirit and support from the general student body is not always that great in that sports events are not widely attended, but the small following is very loyal.