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MIT's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) offers opportunities for sports instruction and participation at all levels. As a department we are committed to our core values - the pursuit of Excellence in creating an environment that: develops Community; provides Education; inspires Leadership; and promotes Wellness.

  • With 33 varsity sports, MIT supports one of the broadest intercollegiate athletic programs in the world. There are 16 varsity sports for men, 15 for women, and two coeducational programs.
  • Approximately 25 percent of undergraduates participate in varsity athletics.
  • MIT competes mainly against Division III New England colleges, but also routinely participates in regional and national championships.
  • The Institute has earned 233 Academic All-America citations, the most for any Division III program in the nation.
  • MIT's Physical Education program offers a variety of courses in Aquatics, Dance, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Individual Sports, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, and Team Sports for undergraduate students to complete the swim requirement and the 8-point General Institute Requirement.
  • The intramural program offers competition in 18 sports with 4,000 students, faculty, alumni, spouses, and partners participating.
  • MIT features one of the nation's most expansive club programs, with more than 800 participants and 33 teams.
  • For those who wish to engage in other recreational programs, MIT provides group exercise and mind and body classes, personal and group training, a variety of aquatic classes, and sport skill instruction.

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DAPER department phone number 617-253-4498

The department mailing address is:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DAPER Administrative Offices
120 Vassar Street W35-297
Cambridge, MA 02139-7404

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