The salience of student perceptions impacting campus climate is well noted (Strange & Banning, 2001), with a division in perceptions across racial diversity (Chang, 2003), among other factors. Little research, however, has explored the extent to which racial diversity has interacted with intercollegiate athletics to impact campus climate. The current study used the Athletics and Campus Community Scale (Clopton, 2008b) to explore perceptions of athletics and perceptual divisions between athletes and non-athletes by race. Results revealed a significant interaction between race and athlete status, where Black non-athlete students reported a greater perception of the impact of athletics than Black student athletes. Conversely, White student athletes perceived a more positive impact of athletics than White non-athletes. Written with A. Clopton. College Student Affairs Journal, 30(1), 31-45.