Sport Management Association (SMA)


The Niagara University Sport Management Association (SMA) seeks to enhance and enrich the understanding of the sport industry of its respective members, often through insightful discussion related to the sport industry. SMA members receive a number of opportunities to network and gain experience in the industry. These connections will allow alumni to stand out from the competition, both in the Buffalo/Niagara sport community and beyond. SMA provides experiences through guest speakers, panels, trips, and Summit to gain experience interacting and learning from individuals in the sport and recreation field.


On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management is celebrating the United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace along with National Student-Athlete Day.

The day will consist of in-person celebrations and virtual Zoom educational sessions, all of which are listed below:

  • T-Shirt Giveaway in Gallagher Center Basement: 10:00 - 11:00 AM Join students from the College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism management as we start this special day on campus. The first 50 students to stop by our table will receive a free t-shirt marking this important day in our industry 
  • Zoom Webinar on Sport for Development and Peace: 11:15 AM - Noon 
  • Zoom Webinar on The International Student-Athlete Experience: 12:15 - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar The Governance of Youth Sport: 3:15 - 4:00 PM

Reception and Announcement: 

Glynn Hall 4th Floor Atrium - The Sport for Youth Development Challenge: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Zoom Webinar


Dr. Cheryl Rode at