The JWU Cheerleading Squad performs at all home men's and women's basketball games, as well as "Wildcat Madness." The squad attends a number of home games throughout the academic year for all varsity teams to show support and encourage fans.
In April 2019, they will attend their first ever NCA Cheer Nationals Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson & Wales will compete in the NCAA Division III Game Day division, which was added in 2017-18. Teams in the division can utilize up to 30 people and be comprised of cheerleaders, dancers, mascots, drumline or any "spirit" related group.