Lauren Mc Coy – Western Kentucky University
Evie Oregon – Western Kentucky University
Dana J. Sullivan – Western Kentucky University
This article will address how social workers should be advocates for college athletes engaging in social activism by using the protests at Grambling State University and the University of Missouri as examples. These examples highlight why college athletes may be reluctant to use their influence, what motivates them to speak out, and illustrate the need for social workers to assist in encouraging lasting change. Social workers must be aware of their campus environment and be involved in advocacy to assist college athletes in using their voices for change.