The Athletics Department is committed to providing a well-rounded schedule of intercollegiate competition to its student-athletes. In addition to encouraging physical fitness and camaraderie, the department actively engages in promoting school spirit and team pride and provides multiple opportunities for students, faculty, administration and alumni to gather together to celebrate as a community.
The College fields varsity Division III women's teams in basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball and varsity Division III men's baseball, basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Mount Saint Vincent is a member of the Division III National Collegiate Athletic Association, East Coast Athletic Conference, the Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association and the Skyline Conference. Also offered are JV men's basketball, cheerleading, and a track and field club.
The College sponsors coed, all-female, and all-male intramural programs in flag football, dodge ball, basketball, volleyball and soccer as well as road races such as the Patriot Run and Annual Turkey Trot. A Fitness Center with weight room, basketball court, and dance studio is available. Also available are aerobics and exercise classes.
Campus Ministry serves the entire College as a center for spiritual enrichment and community development, fostering a spirit of service and sense of responsibility for our world. Staff members welcome all and seek to respond to the faith needs of a diverse population. Programs include Eucharistic celebrations and other liturgical events, social gatherings, retreats, discussion groups, lectures, inquiry classes, volunteer service opportunities, and activities that promote peace and justice within and beyond our college community.
The Campus Ministry Center and lounge provides a relaxed atmosphere where people can meet and relate, study, or share. Staff are available to plan and conduct liturgical services, provide support, assist with sacramental preparations and other religious needs.
Campus Ministry welcomes students to assist in many varied outreach programs, including Midnight Run (for delivery of food and clothing to the homeless), Appalachia Spring Break, “Pasta Suppas” and Clothing Drives.
The Office of Student Activities provides a wide array of programs and services designed to complement students’ curricular experiences. Through clubs and classes, work-study and leadership programs, Summer Orientation and Commuter Life, the College strives to provide opportunities for students to further their intellectual, cultural, and personal development and to engage in a vibrant learning environment. Over 400 large and small programs are offered on the campus annually, ranging from speakers and special-interest programming to college-wide performances and celebrations. A sampling of the many clubs and organizations is listed below:
Acquire the Fire (Bible Club)—offers students the opportunity for bible study and discussions of faith and spirituality .
Affirmation—affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity through educational and social programs.
Angelicum—promotes discussion on a variety of religious issues.
Ariel Society—engages students and faculty interested in literature, drama, poetry, and writing.
Art Guild -- brings together students interested in art. The club sponsors trips to exhibits at nearby museums and galleries.
Black Student Union (Haraya) —promotes unity among students of African-American and Caribbean-American cultures.
Business Club—provides opportunities for an enhanced understanding of contemporary society and business.
Casa Latina—educates about Latino culture, customs, and history.
Clio (History Club)—promotes knowledge of global history.
Debate Society—offers students the opportunity to develop and refine public- speaking and debating skills and compete at the collegiate level.
Environmental Club—raises interest in environmental issues and participation in environmental projects.
F.I.R.E. (Females in Reach of Excellence)— supports and encourages the advancement of women.
FLAVA—gives students interested in dancing an opportunity to share and learn from one another and to perform for the college community.
Flow—provides a venue for students interested in poetry and spoken word to gather and express themselves through their words.
Fonthill Dial Literary Magazine— established in 1921, publishes art and literary works of student, faculty, and staff contributors.
Haraya—promotes unity among students of Pan-African cultures and increases awareness of Pan-African culture, customs, and history.
International Students Association—seeks to provide support and foster unity among international students.
La Casa Latina—educates about Latino culture, customs, and history.
Modern Language Club – seeks to foster intellectual and social appreciation of diverse cultures.
MounTimes — the College’s student-run newspaper offers students hands-on opportunities to write, edit, design and publish.
MSV Players— the College’s repertory company offers experience in practical theater.
PEP Club—supports athletic events and teams.
Philosophy Association—engages students in philosophical discourse and activities.
Psychology Club (Psi Lambda)—educates members on current research, graduate-study requirements, and career options in psychology.
Radio Station (WCMSV)—provides opportunities for students to gain practical
experience in radio broadcasting.
SAMAHAN Student Association—educates the community on Philippine culture.
Student Nursing Association— aims to promote unity among nursing majors, increase awareness of the dimensions of the health field, and provide opportunities for involvement in the College and community.
Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)—promotes responsible use of alcohol.