Intercollegiate, intramural and club sports have long been an integral part of campus life at Penn State York. Currently there are six varsity sports, many intramural activities, and the opportunity to develop club teams. The campus' newest sport is men's baseball.
Penn State York competes in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) in all varsity sports. All six sports offer four-year eligibility. Post-season playoffs determine conference and state champions. University Park hosts the championship events in all sports. In 2005 the Penn State York Women’s Basketball team was the conference champion. The team defeated Penn State Hazleton in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Students receive recognition for athletic and academic achievements. At the Athletic Awards ceremony this year twenty two students received Academic All Conference honors for grade point averages of 3.0 or higher.