Athletics & Intramurals

Compete in Division I Athletics as a student-athlete, cheer your Beacons to a victory as a member of the cheerleading squad or dance team, join an intramural or club sport, or show your Valpo spirit in “The Light”.

Athletics are a vital part of campus life at Valpo. Whether you’re a varsity athlete, a dance team member or cheerleader, a member of an intramural or club sports team, or simply cheering on your friends from the student section, affectionately known as The Light, there are plenty of opportunities to be involved within the athletic community.



Valpo has 17 NCAA Division I programs, offering student-athletes numerous avenues to showcase their talent in athletic competition and plenty of excitement for sports fans. Women have the opportunity to compete as varsity athletes in basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Varsity athletics for men include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming, and track & field.

Valpo cheerleaders


The Valparaiso University cheerleading program consists of a co-ed squad. Cheerleaders and the dance team create and promote spirit for Valpo games and events.


The Light

You can be part of Division I athletics by cheering on your Beacons in the student section, The Light. Join the Beacons, the Pep Band, the dance team, the cheerleaders, and the rest of the Valpo community at your favorite sporting events.

The Light consists of many of our most loyal and passionate fans. These students show incredible support for their fellow students, creating an energetic game day environment and elevating the overall game day experience.


Compete with your friends, floormates, and classmates in one of the many intramural leagues and competitions. With men’s, women’s, and coed competitions in team and individual categories, more than half of Valpo students participate in intramurals to stay fit and make friends.


If you want to represent Valpo on the athletic field, you can compete on one of Valpo’s student-run club sports teams for both men and women.



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