As a member of the National Junior College Association, Region III, and the Western New York Athletic Conference, ECC teams compete against two-year and four-year institutions throughout the country.
The men's program includes baseball, basketball, bowling, football, ice hockey, and soccer.
The women's program includes basketball, bowling, cheerleading, lacrosse, softball, volleyball, and soccer.
The athletics department at Erie Community College has enjoyed considerable success. The men's and women's programs are considered to be among the finest junior college programs in the nation, winning many Western New York Athletic Conference, NJCAA Region III (125) and national championships (54).