Show Your Sport is a multifaceted athletics program designed to create awareness, increase education, and enhance visibility for social issues through student-led activism. Each year, members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) decide on a social issue of national and/or personal concern to address as a community. Through creative and critical thought, Show Your Sport is a platform for positive change.
Student-athletes possess the potential and power to give back, yet are often overlooked as resources for social activist campaigns. Instead, athletic communities have come to represent a source of negative social influence, especially on college campuses. Show Your Sport creates a platform for student-athletes to challenge such stereotypes and engage with their surroundings in a positive way.
By and for student-athletes
Different from national campaigns, SYS initiatives respond to the needs of the athletic program on a grassroots level. This needs-based advocacy asks student-athletes to consider and address the pressing issues of their immediate community.
SYS provides student-athletes with an opportunity to apply their broad educations in relevant and dynamic ways. Student-athlete leaders drive and plan events, programming, community building, and consciousness-raising activities.
Each SYS campaign aims to create immediate and lasting change within the athletics environment. Unforseen learning and leadership opportunities allow student-athletes to make their mark not only athletically, but artistically, socially, and academically as well.