Lively SJU Football game filled to max capacity with energizing fans.

Athletics & Recreation

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Unleash Your Competitive Spirit at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are both proud NCAA Division III members. Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s sponsor 12 varsity intercollegiate sports respectively, and are primary members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In addition to the varsity programming, both CSB and SJU offer a variety of club, intramural and recreational opportunities for students to become involved, continue a sport they love and to stay active and adventurous.

SJU field house and track

Campus Recreation

Each of our campuses has a fitness center as well as a pool, tennis courts and track so you can work out when it’s most convenient for you. Personal trainers are available to create free individualized training programs. We also offer a full schedule of fitness classes like yoga, pilates, cardio kickboxing and more.

Club Sports

From lacrosse to rugby, crew, and dance – our club sports teams provide the camaraderie and the competition you would find in a varsity sport. Some teams travel and compete against other colleges and universities across the country.

CSB Dance team performing in front of a large audience
SJU intramural volleyball champions posing for photo.


More than 2,000 students on campus participate in our very popular intramural programs, competing against each other for bragging rights, an intramural champions T-shirt and a spot on the intramurals “Wall of Champions.”

Outdoor Recreation

We have room for you to roam, trails for you to explore and adventures for you to take. Our Outdoor Leadership Center (OLC) will outfit you with the gear you need, from backpacks to tents, to snowshoes. The center also sponsors several programs and clinics such as kayaking, fly-fishing, snowshoeing and scuba diving.

Bennie decked out in winter hiking gear takes a break in the snow.