About Southern Vermont College Athletics

Southern Vermont College Athletics Mission Statement

The Southern Vermont College Athletic Department’s mission is 3-pronged and simple. We strive to:

  1. Help our student-athletes achieve athleticism – the proficient synergy of mind and body;
  2. Teach our student-athletes respect – for self, for others, and for the environment;
  3. See to it that our student-athletes succeed academically – to leave SVC with a diploma in hand.

Southern Vermont College Athletics Philosophy Statement

Embodied in our 3-pronged mission of athleticism, respect, and academic success are six core values: integrity, positive attitude, commitment, responsibility, preparation, and sportsmanship.

To have integrity is to be honest to those around you and to oneself, to keep one’s word, and to live one’s beliefs and values. Integrity fosters self-respect and self-discipline.

Sporting a positive attitude promotes optimism and a healthy, inclusive environment. It allows one to enjoy the sport and competition while balancing the wins and losses in each game and in life.

We teach commitment because we want our athletes to follow through with all they do. With lack of commitment comes unwanted regrets.

Responsibility captures the essence of commitment. We educate our athletes to the benefits of being responsible people. With responsibility comes personal growth and accountability.

Preparation, be it for a game, for a class, or for a test is fundamental in nature yet is a hard earned lesson that is essential to success. Our goal is to teach that lesson.

Sportsmanship is the cornerstone of athletics. Practicing sportsmanship teaches life’s lessons on the courts and fields. Without it, athletics no matter the final score, the athlete and the team lose.

Our goal is to teach life-long skills through athletics. We want our student-athletes to leave SVC touting professionalism and a strong work ethic that they can integrate into life, whatever that life may be.

Athletic Affiliations

Southern Vermont College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), and North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA). These affiliations have enabled Southern Vermont College to compete against many of the best teams in New England and New York State.

SVC Intercollegiate Varsity Teams

* Baseball
* Men's Basketball
* Women's Basketball
* Men's Cross Country
* Women's Cross Country
* Men's Soccer
* Women's Soccer
* Softball
* Men's Volleyball
* Women's Volleyball

Fitness Opportunities

The College offers a program in intramural sports and at the Field House provides a Fitness Center with classes in yoga and women's self-defense.

Recreation Opportunities

On campus, SVC offers hiking and biking trails and in season cross-country skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. In our general region are numerous sites for downhill skiing, golf, canoeing and boating, fishing, tubing, and rock climbing, mountain biking, camping and swimming.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Southern Vermont College, in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, age, veteran's status or handicap, in regards to treatment, access to, or employment in its program or activities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact the Office of Learning Differences. Telephone: 802-447-6360