For nearly 30 years, Sport in Society has used the power and appeal of sport to create positive social change. Due to its central place in society, the visibility and stature of athletes, and the extent to which its worldwide audience cuts across gender, race, and socioeconomic lines, sport can bridge cultural gaps, resolve conflict, and educate people in a way that few other activities can. Over the course of our history, we have connected the world of sport with social-justice-driven research, education, and advocacy.
We educate and support emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change. Topical areas of work include: leadership, healthy development, diversity and inclusion, violence prevention, community building, community service, and civic engagement.
We achieve our mission through socially responsible leadership education and professional development, consulting and capacity building.
Recent NewsApril 02, 2014 On Thursday March 20, 2014 the Center for the Study of Sport in Society hosted a panel discussion on “Community Connections and Workforce Development”. The panel members were Dr. Richard D. O’Bryant from the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern, Anne Greenbaum the Director of Institutional Partnerships at Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, and Jeannine Laing Executive Director of Franklin Park Tennis Association. The panelists were each able to offer a unique perspective on the topic given their diverse backgrounds and work experiences. Read more...
Dodge Hall, Room 450, Northeastern University
Cabot Gym, Northeastern University
"This is an issue of men’s violence against women, not just football players being too violent. This is about the way we acculturate young boys in this country and our whole view of manhood. How do we make a healthier sport, and how do we make a healthier construct of manhood?"
Dan Lebowitz, speaking with Reuters about the Jovan Belcher tragedy