The Friends of Rochester Athletics is an organization dedicated to the advancement and support of all varsity, intramural, and recreational activities at the University of Rochester.
You can join the Friends by making a gift supporting the team or activity of your choice.
Make a pledge online for payment at a later date.
The Goergen Athletic Center officially opened in October, 2000, during the University's Sesquicentennial Celebration. The first-rate facility represents the University's commitment to campus life and the understanding that fitness and athletics play an important role in the overall educational experience.
Whether you were an occasional user, played intramurals, or competed as a varsity athlete, the old Alumni Gym was an important place for your education outside the classroom. The Goergen Athletic Center has now become a hub for the entire campus community. Up to 2,000 people a day pass through the front doors with 500 of these alone using the new fitness center. We now need support that goes beyond the bricks and mortar. The very fact that this building has become such a vital and well-used center of campus life means that the highest levels of support will be needed to sustain its vitality.
Athletics and recreation form an important part of a student's education. We have built an outstanding new facility in keeping with the level of excellence that is the University of Rochester. Your support is needed to fill this center with the programs and activities that provide an experience equal to that excellence now and in the future.
Your support is essential if we are to maintain and surpass our traditional levels of excellence. Support needs for recreational and intramural programs always include instruction and equipment, depending upon the specific nature of the program. Examples of where your support makes our varsity sports better are: