You and Blackburn: Winning Together
The Winning Together capital campaign is a meaningful – and pressing – opportunity to give students greater access to expanded athletic and recreational facilities on campus. The kind of access that’s been known to help retain students and attract new ones.
With your help, Blackburn can continue being a winning experience for student-athletes and non-athletes alike – along with faculty, staff, and the community.
Help make Blackburn’s home turf mean as much to the next generation as it has meant to you.
Student-Athletes are vital to Blackburn’s future
Today, more than 35% of our enrolled students participate in one of Blackburn’s 15 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams, with an upward trajectory projected for the future.
Student-athletes are more invested in Blackburn because of their athletic involvement. As a result, they tend to have higher GPAs, higher retention rates, and higher graduation rates. For every volleyball player or golfer we recruit, we are also recruiting an artist, a business major, or a future educator.
The vital role that athletics plays in attracting new students to Blackburn — and in keeping them here — cannot be overstated.