Our athletic programs have been a source of great pride and a vital part of Mount Union for years. Generations of Mount Union alumni have benefited from the laboratory for leadership provided by participation in Purple Raider athletics. Their success as leaders in business, education, and the professions attests to the value of Mount Union’s approach to athletics – one that emphasizes broad student participation while actively striving for competitive excellence.
The skills learned through participation in intercollegiate athletics help to improve overall character development and foster diligent work habits, which allows students to solidify skills essential to success, including communication, collaboration, and problem solving.
Our current commitment to updating our athletic facilities includes the following enhancements.
- Synthetic practice field for football, soccer, and lacrosse
- Spectator seating at practice fields
- Outdoor running track in Mount Union Stadium
- Track and field improvements
- Mount Union Stadium scoreboard
- Baseball and softball park
- Baseball grandstand
- Baseball synthetic infield
- ADA accessible stadium seating
Because Mount Union’s participation in Division III athletics does not permit us to award athletic scholarships, it is important to show students, in ways they and their families can feel, that Purple Raider athletics is committed to their improvement, performance, and success in competition. Outstanding facilities for practice and competition send that message. Great facilities will support recruitment of good athletes without the inducement of scholarship dollars.
The upgrading and updating of our athletic facilities will not only benefit our student athletes and help future recruiting efforts, but they will improve the fan experience and encourage continued alumni and community participation in all athletic events. The future success of our athletic programs hinges on our ability to provide high-quality athletic facilities for our students. With your generosity and support, we can continue to keep Mount Union teams at the forefront of the conversation regarding the best programs in the nation.