Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement

The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Northern Vermont University-Johnson is to provide a comprehensive and competitive program of varsity-level sports for the skilled student-athletes. As an integral part of the Division of Student Life, intercollegiate athletics will be conducted to further the larger University mission.  The Intercollegiate Athletic Program will actively support the University's pursuit of academic excellence and strive to provide public service to the citizens of Vermont, the nation and the world. The Intercollegiate Athletic Program will be administered in a way that contributes to the personal development of all student athletes. *Visit our page on Title IX and 311 Compliance here for information on those matters. 

Recreation and Intramurals Mission Statement 

The mission of the Recreation and Intramural programs is to provide recreational, intramural and wellness opportunities for the Johnson community.  Through a wide variety of activity offerings, the Recreation and Intramural programs strive to provide opportunities that foster physical, social and emotional wellness.  Offerings have been designed to provide equal opportunity for participation regardless of gender, age, race, interests, or motor skill level.

Athletics and Recreation Five-Year Strategic Plan

Northern Vermont University-Johnson is committed to student success and institutional success through planning. To ensure this success, each department within the institution plays a vital role in the process. The Northern Vermont University-Johnson Athletics and Recreation Department provides wellness and life-long learning opportunities to our student body. Our plan is designed to meet the needs of students at all fitness levels by providing programming ranging from NCAA Division III varsity athletics to the friendly competition of intramurals to individual and group recreational activities. Our focus is designed to enhance student success in the classroom and on the playing surfaces as well as have our students play an active role in the community.

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Fast Facts

Johnson offers 15 varsity sports programs and a number of competitive recreation and intramural sport offerings. A member of the NCAA Division III and the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), Johnson competes among schools from Maine, New York and Vermont.

Dean of Athletics: Jamey Ventura
Location: Johnson, Vt.
Enrollment: 1,549
Nickname: Badgers
Colors: Navy, Light Blue, Green
AffiliationNCAA Division III
ConferencesNAC, NEAC
Sports: 16