The Center for the Study of Sport in Society, utilizing the power and appeal of sports, works locally, nationally and globally to identify and address social problems in sports and in society. It conducts research, develops programs that offer solutions, and educates and advocates on the emerging issues. It believes that utilizing the power and appeal of sport can help create a just world by eliminating discrimination, hate and violence, while creating lasting solutions and promoting healthy development and social responsibility. Violence Prevention and Diversity (VPD) is the over-arching umbrella for the human rights educational programs offered by the Center. These action-oriented programs aim to encourage, empower, engage and influence young people and adultsto speak on issues surrounding violence, diversity, conflict resolution, inclusion and social justice.
Sport in Society educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change.
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