Athletics - Policy and Information
The Lima Campus has five different sports to choose from: Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Men's Baseball, and Men's Golf. Our mascot is the BARONS and we are members of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (O.R.C.C.).
Any Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State student carrying at least 7 hours is eligible to play a sport. Students must also carry at least 7 hours during the semester in which they wish to participate in the sport. All that the student needs to do to become part of a sports team is to meet the preceding requirements and tryout for the team of interest. Tryout dates will be posted around the campus. We look for student athletes interested in representing the Lima campus, the team and themselves with respect and dignity. Athletics are a privilege and school is a priority. Information is available in Cook Hall Room 105.
Ohio State Lima/Rhodes State are members of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC). The ORCC was established in 1978 and is the governing body for regional campus athletics in the state of Ohio. The ORCC membership is comprised of regional campuses from various state institutions including The Ohio Stat University, Miami University, Ohio University and the University of Akron.
The ORCC sponsors championships in women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, golf and men's and women's tennis. The conference awards regular season and conference tournament champions in each sport. Additionally, the conference recognizes student athletes on all-conference teams, all-tournament teams and academic all-conference teams.
Other affiliated colleiate programs of the ORCC are Ohio State Mansfield, Miami-Hamilton, Miami-Middletown, Akron-Wayne campus, OU-Lancaster, OU-Chillicothe, OU-Eastern and OU-Zanesville. The Barons compete against other members of the ORCC, as well as members of the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, and the USCAA.