Twenty-four percent of Kalamazoo College students participate in intercollegiate athletics. The Hornet Athletic Association supports 18 MIAA teams, providing resources for equipment, travel, coaching excellence and the immediate needs of Kalamazoo College Athletics. Gifts from alumni, parents and friends through the Hornet Athletic Association are essential to the K student-athlete experience.
Athletics at K
Division III student-athletes take both halves of the name seriously. They recognize that their studies are the true reason they are in college, and they commit to a team above and beyond their coursework because of a real passion for their sport. Kalamazoo College provides a balance of rigorous academics and competitive athletics as part of an individualized K-Plan.
Balance • Excellence • Success • Teamwork
Kalamazoo College Athletics continues to prepare student-athletes for success through the BEST guiding principles: Balance, Excellence, Success and Teamwork. Following this model, student-athletes are able to develop character, leadership qualities, sportsmanship and academic excellence—all skills that will help them to be their BEST in their communities and careers.
Hornet Athletics Giving Day
Wednesday, February 15, 2022
Hornet Athletics Giving Day is an annual one-day giving campaign. On February 15, 2023, 411 alumni, family, faculty, staff and Kalamazoo College friends raised $140,798 (counting matching funds) for Hornet Athletics.
Learn more about the day and its history at Hornet Athletics Giving Day.
Join the Hornet Athletic Association
As Kalamazoo College continues to grow our athletic programs, we hope you will support Hornet Athletics. Your gift may be unrestricted to help us meet the greatest needs of Hornet Athletics, designated to an individual sport, or divided equally between two or more designations.
The Hornet Club
Hornet, Stinger and Hornet Nest Societies support the Hornet Athletic Association with an annual gift of $500 or more. These leadership donors ensure that Hornet student-athletes have the best opportunities to hone their skills and compete in top-quality programs.
Hornet Athletic Association Giving Societies
|Hornet Athletics Giving Societies||Gift Amount|
|Hornet Nest||Gifts of $2,000 or more.|
|Stinger||Gifts between $1,000 and $1,999.|
|Hornet||Gifts between $500 and $999.|
|Colony||Gifts between $250 and $499.|
|Orange and Black||Gifts between $100 and $249.|
|Buzz||Gifts up to $99.|
All Hornet Athletic Association donors will receive an electronic newsletter. Hornet Club donors will additionally receive an invitation to a Homecoming and Reunion Weekend reception. Hornet Nest donors will receive special recognition at the Hornet Golf Jamboree. Kalamazoo College’s fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.
More About Hornet Athletics
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