Fredonia State Athletics has a long and storied history of successful competition throughout the Northeast.  A highly respected coaching staff has produced over 120 collegiate All-Americans, a number of National Champions, and a plethora of team championships at the conference and regional level.

Fredonia States coaches also serve on advisory committees throughout the east and have held top positions in a number of statewide, regional and national organizations.

Offering a wide range of programs for students wishing to participate at a competitive level, Fredonia State sponsors athletic teams for men in the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, hockey, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Offerings on the women's side include: basketball, cheerleading, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Athletic eligibility is determined through the office of the Director of Athletics. Varsity athletes must comply with all departmental, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. In addition to being certified eligible to participate through the Athletic Director's office, each prospective student-athlete must receive clearance from the campus medical personnel prior to participating in team activities including practice, staff-supervised pre-season conditioning, and contests. All student-athletes are required to provide the department with evidence of personal health and accident insurance coverage.

Athletic affiliations are maintained with the NCAA and SUNYAC. While programs range in strength from national level competition to competitive conference play, the university encourages students to try out for teams if their ability warrants.