Supporting Intercollegiate Athletics
The spirit of any great university builds through intercollegiate athletics. Matches, meets and games create doors through which our alumni return and promote lifelong connections for classmates and community.
For individual student-athletes, intercollegiate competition is an important part of their education as they prepare for the playing field of life. Coaches challenge their players to excel, building self-confidence, character and leadership. These skills empower our student-athletes throughout their lives, long after graduation.
By moving up to NCAA Division I competition, we have raised the bar on all these factors at Binghamton University. We also have carried the Binghamton name farther afield as we compete regionally and nationally with Bearcat pride.
Intercollegiate athletics at Binghamton is almost entirely self-funded through private contributions and student athletic fees. To compete successfully at the Division I level, however, we require funding comparable to that achieved at peer institutions. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, now is the time to get into the game. Please consider supporting intercollegiate athletics at Binghamton University.
Points of Pride
- The Events Center has hosted men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournaments for five consecutive years.
- Binghamton has consistently been among the top three schools in the America East Commissioner’s Cup standings, a competition that rewards across-the-board success in the league’s 21 sports.
- Binghamton advanced three teams to NCAA championships, crowned an All-American and finished among the nation’s top half in overall success (NACDA Director’s Cup, 145th out of 343 – highest Binghamton has ever finished).
- The men’s soccer team advanced to its record sixth consecutive conference championship game in 2008. They also had the highest composite GPA in the nation among Division I schools in 2007-08.
- Student-athletes volunteer thousands of hours to the community each year and raised more than $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in three years.