About the Knights
With approximately 4,000 students, Calvin is one of North America's largest and most respected Christian colleges. Calvin, founded in 1876, aims to provide a vigorous liberal arts education that promotes lifelong service. The college's outstanding faculty is known world-wide for producing substantial and challenging art and scholarship.
In addition, Calvin's reputation as a caring community is evidenced by a warm campus environment that develops the whole person. Calvin faculty, students, staff, and alumni live out the college's motto: "My heart I offer to you, Lord, promptly and sincerely."
Calvin's curriculum is shaped by the Christian faith as reflected in the Reformed creeds; because of the college's relatively large size, Calvin is able to offer a diverse, Christian, liberal arts education. The curriculum features over 100 majors and programs, numerous off-campus and foreign study programs, a five-floor library with over 600,000 holdings, many support services and a beautiful 400-acre campus.
Calvin's excellence in the classroom is matched by success in athletics. Calvin has won ten NCAA Division III national team championships, including women's volleyball in 2010 and 2013, men's basketball in 1992 and 2000; women's cross country in 1998 and 1999 and men's cross country in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Calvin has been a member of the MIAA since the fall of 1953. In addition, Calvin fully adheres to governmental regulations regarding Equity in Athletics.
- Calvin College athletes and coaches seek to honor God in all that we do including the way that we practice, play, and interact with opponents.
- Calvin College offers unique athletic leadership development opportunities including the Gainey Leadership retreat, Alliance housing, and integrating faith into athletics.
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NCAA Division III recruiting information and requirements
- Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics.
- Division III institutions feature athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic skills and athletic departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the university.
- Division III athletics encourages the development of sportsmanship and positive social attitudes.