Any student who has lived at the college pre-Covid has experienced the immense
divide between athletes and non-athletes. Every evening, varsity teams would
fill the back room of Valentine Dining Hall, while non-athletes would
instinctively avoid that back room. It isn’t often that the dividing line
between two groups is so obvious that it could literally be drawn on the floor.
The athletic divide at Amherst pervades nearly all aspects of campus life, from
Val seating to parties to study groups