About Sport in Society

The Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University is the world’s leading social justice organization that uses sport to create social change. "There's something about sport," noted Richard Lapchick, who founded SIS in 1984.  Lapchick's vision was to increase awareness of sports and its relation to society and to explore the use of sports in bringing about positive social change.  Since then, Sport in Society has become widely  known as a leader in producing relevant research, providing impactful outreach education, and advocating on important issues both within and outside of the sports world. 

Sport in Society’s innovative programs are all staffed by former college, Olympic, or professional athletes and has been awarded America’s most successful violence prevention program by Lou Harris, the Peter F. Drucker Award as the most innovative non-profit program in the social sector. Most recently it was recognized by the Boston Red Sox for its dedication and service to the community.

There's a lot more to learn, so visit Sport in Society at www.sportinsociety.org.