The Department of Athletics at Columbia College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC). The Koalas compete in basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, track and field, cross country, swimming, lacrosse, golf, and softball. Beginning in the 2011-12 season, Columbia College began competing in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).
The department of athletics at Columbia College is committed to providing opportunities for young women to learn practical life lessons about leadership, teamwork and self-discipline through participation in intercollegiate athletics. The department has the responsibility to ensure the safest environment possible for its student-athletes provided through preseason physical examinations; sound conditioning; quality coaching; and safe, hazard-free facilities.