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Athletics and Recreation

Athletics & Recreation

The Sage Colleges has many opportunities for students to participate in Division III intercollegiate athletics, club and intramural sports, and fitness and recreation programming using excellent facilities on both campuses.

Athletics at Sage

Affiliations: NCAA Division III, ECAC

Conference: Skyline

Mascot: Gator

Colors: Sage Green and White

Currently Offered:

Women: Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Men: Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and Volleyball; Cross Country, Soccer


Sage is proud to have three separate athletic and recreation facilities. The Jeanne H. Neff Athletic Center is home to several varsity programs and is located approximately one-half mile from Russell Sage College.  The Neff Center includes two gymnasiums and state-of-the art strength and conditioning rooms, complete with fitness circuit, functional trainers and cardio machines.  The stunning Robison Softball field was completed in 2008.

Sage Recreation is housed at the Ellis H. and Doris B. Robison Athletic Center and the new McKinstry Fitness Center in Troy and in Kahl Gymnasium and The Fit Stop in Albany.   Both fitness centers have complete strength training circuits, free weight sections and a variety of cardio machines.   In addition, the Recreation department offers intramurals, open gyms and group fitness classes such as Zumba and Karate Fitness.   Usage of fitness centers and classes are free for Sage students and staff with IDs. 

For more information about varsity athletic schedules and directions, visit  or call (518) 244-2283. Student-athletes interested in competing for Sage athletics should contact the appropriate team's head coach or Recruiting Coordinator.   For more information about Sage recreation, visit



Office of Student Activities


Troy: McKinstry Hall, First Floor, 244-2207

Enrichment of student life at Sage is achieved through blending academic experiences with co-curricular opportunities for involvement, leadership, social interaction, and community. The Student Center in Troy houses student organization offices and meeting rooms along with social, recreational, and study areas for all Sage students. A special program which provides services and support to adult learners is the Returning Women’s Program at Russell Sage College.

The Office of Student Activities coordinates programs and services that support commuter students including commuter lounges, study rooms, lockers. At RSC, special efforts are made to complement classroom learning with co-curricular activities. Events such as Family Weekend and Earth Day provide fun and learning for the entire campus community. Elected student governments function as legislative advisory groups to address student concerns and issues. The student governments on each campus allocate funds to student organizations, clubs, and classes and also coordinate social, cultural, and educational programming. Russell Sage College, offers students opportunities for off-campus trips and tours. It also sponsors campus events such as Rally Day and other class events. In addition, student publications, religious organizations, special interest clubs, community service organizations, art, theater, and music groups thrive. Nearly all academic disciplines are hosts to clubs and societies which foster out-of-class learning.

Leadership Development

Troy: Cowee Hall, Second Floor, 244-2207

Everyone has the potential to develop their leadership skills. Sage offers a wide variety of leadership development opportunities both in and out-of-the classroom. The program models an emergent leadership paradigm and prepares students to be effective leaders, role models, and change agents in their careers, families, and communities. Check out the complete listing of leadership opportunities described in the Co-Curricular Information section.