Intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational sports are an important part of the Lindenwood extracurricular life. Intramural and recreational sports offer exercise and healthy competition to all students in the community, while intercollegiate athletics provide competitive opportunities within national organizations.

Intramural sports such as dodgeball, softball, volleyball (indoor and outdoor), soccer (indoor and outdoor), basketball, flag football, and more are available for all students to participate in. Students can sign up for any intramural sport or event at or through their student portal.

Lindenwood University is a member of NCAA Division II. The university sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling in NCAA Division II.

Intercollegiate athletics programs not associated with the NCAA compete under the Student Life Sports (SLS) umbrella. These programs include archery, bowling, cheerleading (competitive and sideline), cycling (road, mountain, downhill, Cyclo-cross, and BMX), dance (Lion Line, Lionettes, and Golden Line), ice hockey, roller hockey, rugby, shotgun sports (American and International Trap and Skeet, and Sporting Clays), and weightlifting (Olympic).