The Seton Hall Department of Athletics and Recreational Services embraces its mission to promote the positive character-building attributes and life skills gained through intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs. We are also committed to demonstrating competitiveness in the BIG EAST Conference and on the national scene. The Department mirrors the University’s commitment to servant leadership and operates in conjunction with its overall mission, which focuses on academic and ethical development while enriching the mind, heart and spirit.
As part of an institution where the Catholic faith and intellectual tradition are celebrated, the Department of Athletics is dedicated to enriching the lives of its student- athletes. We recognize no gender, racial or ethnic barriers and provide quality opportunities and programs to ensure that every student-athlete reaches their maximum potential.
The Department of Athletics and Recreational Services organizes, manages and promotes all intercollegiate and recreational sports activities at Seton Hall University, with the objective of enriching the educational experience of every involved student. On an intercollegiate level, the University competes in 14 sports, with approximately 230 student-athletes participating. Seton Hall is a charter member of the prestigious BIG EAST Conference, and competes on the NCAA Division I level in all sports.
Pirate athletics has enjoyed a rich tradition. The men’s basketball team has made thirteen NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to four Sweet Sixteens two Elite Eights and the 1989 National Championship game. The program has also captured three BIG EAST regular season championships and three conference tournament titles. The women’s basketball team competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1994, 1995, 2015 and 2016, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in 1994. The baseball, golf, men’s and women’s golf, men’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving, and volleyball teams all have won BIG EAST titles.
Seton Hall student-athletes have been recognized for their athletic and academic achievements by being named to All-America, Academic All-America and All-BIG EAST Academic teams. Several athletes have been awarded post- graduate scholarships for their outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments. In 2008, Seton Hall’s first Rhodes Scholarship was awarded to a former student-athlete. Seton Hall also has had a substantial impact in international competition. The University has been well-represented in recent Olympic Games, as coaches and athletes from the University participated in the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2012 Summer Games.
The University’s Recreational Services Program promotes health and wellness and encourages wise use of leisure time. It provides extensive programmed activities developed to complement the many “open-recreation” opportunities provided by the Recreation Center.
The intramural program is open to all students, and offers recreational and leisure sports activities such as leagues, tournaments and special events. Students can participate in flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, road races and more.
Club sports at Seton Hall are available to students interested in a higher level of competition than intramurals in a sport not offered on the intercollegiate level. Clubs are organized, financed and run by the students with administrative assistance provided by Recreational Services. Current club sports include ice hockey, rugby, soccer and volleyball.
The offices of the Department of Athletics and Recreational Services are located in the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center. Information about athletic programs may be obtained by calling (973) 761-9497. For information concerning intramurals, club sports or Recreation Center memberships, call (973) 761-9722.
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