The Meaning of University Sport: Building Communities, Identities, & Futures

Last Thursday, U SPORTS celebrated the third annual International Day of University Sport (IDUS), established in 2016 by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and proclaimed by UNESCO.

IDUS formally recognizes and commemorates the role that sport and education plays in fostering personal and collective development of individuals in this community.

For student-athletes — past and present —the relationships and success they experience during their university career is deeply rooted within their communities, identities, and souls. For some, this period in their lives represents the first time they felt a sense of belonging or an opportunity to make history for their school. In their own words, several U SPORTS alumni share what IDUS means to them.

Becca Gould