A large percentage of the University’s population is involved in some kind of sport, whether it's varsity, club, or intramural. There are also physical education classes, such as advanced conditioning, aerobics, yoga, dance, and speed walking. A recent addition to varsity athletics has been the Logger Nation Fan Club that works to bring students together to support one another in athletic endeavors. Logger Nation promotes participation and awareness of varsity athletics. Perhaps in the future its borders will broaden to other recreational sports teams as well.
The University believes that participating in athletics is part of the educational experience of becoming a well-rounded student. The coaches for the most part are extremely talented and aim to teach athletes much more than just skills for the game. They work to teach lifelong lessons of community, bonding, and understanding. Education always comes first in athletics, as coaches realize how rigorous courses are and do their best to work with schedule conflicts. On the reverse, most teachers are very accepting and supportive of varsity sports and will not contest to leaving early or missing class for games.