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Mission Statement

The Salem State University Department of Athletics and Recreation serves the intercollegiate and recreational needs of the Salem State University community by providing a variety of athletic, recreational, social and educational programs.

The Department of Athletics and Recreation seeks to advance the mission of the university by empowering students toward an inspiring and transformative educational experience marked by high achievement in and out of the classroom. Through standards of fair play, sportsmanship, amateur competition, ethical conduct, and leadership opportunities, the department fosters lifelong learning. The department's commitment to student health and well-being promotes active lifestyles and healthy choices through the provision of athletic, recreational, fitness, and innovative wellness opportunities fairly and equitably provided to all students.

The Department of Athletics and Recreation offers a total educational experience with quality opportunities that inspire, educate, motivate, and empower individuals to be positive contributors to Salem State University, the region, and the greater global community.

Gender Equity

The EADA report is available upon request to students, prospective students, and the public. A copy is located in the Athletic and Recreation Department office.

Athletic Conferences

Salem State University Athletics is proud to be affiliated with the following intercollegiate athletic conferences:


Pre-Participation Requirements for SSU Student-Athletes

All potential SSU student-athletes must complete and submit the Pre-Participation Athletic Health Questionnaire and must have a physical examination on file with Athletic Training PRIOR to the team's first practice. Please visit Athletic Training for forms and further information.

Student-Athlete Handbook


SSU Athletics and its student athletes are governed by a number of policies and procedures as proscribed by the University, by state and federal governments, and by the athletic conferences of which we are members. A few of the key policies are listed here for your use: