Women compete in basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field and volleyball. Men compete in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track and field and volleyball. Cheerleading and the dance team are also part of the Athletic Department.
Football competes in the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA). All others compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). The entire Saint Xavier athletic program belongs to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Attendance at home games is free to Saint Xavier University students with a valid current SXU ID card. Students with a current Saint Xavier ID card also may enjoy the facilities at the Shannon Center free of charge.