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Welcome to the Sports and Society Initiative

The Sports and Society Initiative at Ohio State is devoted to the development of a better understanding of the role of amateur and professional sports in the economy and society at large. Its goal is to promote high quality research related to issues of societal concern in sports at all levels through research grants, undergraduate and graduate training and internships, the sponsorship of conferences and interaction with policy makers in sports and related industries.


The next SSI panel will be held Oct. 26, 2017. Join us!


The Ohio State University Sports and Society Initiative hosted a public panel discussion on the role of athletic activism in social change on April 20, 2017.

Be sure to check out the bonus features from the Athletic Activism Panel.