Equity and Inclusion Project Supports Black Male Athletes

December 20, 2010

Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab) works to cultivate equity and inclusion in higher education. The lab conducts basic and applied research. Lab founder Jerlando Jackson and colleagues are working with the UW-Madison’s athletic department to design and implement a program for Black male student athletes. The Beyond the Field Initiative confronts the challenge of Black male student athletes expiring their eligibility to play without identifying viable career alternatives to professional sports. A comprehensive career counseling and support process exposes Black male student athletes to post-graduation options. More information is available here.