|（School of Physical Education，Beijing Sport University，Beijing 100084，China)
Abstract: From the perspective of social service functions of universities, the authors reviewed the course of development of social service functions of sports universities in China, and analyzed problems currently existing in social service of sports universities, hoping that their research can provide reference for the development of social service of sports universi-ties. In the authors’ opinion, differences existing in social service view, low social service capacity, and the absence of a so-cial service management system, were major problems existing in social service of sports universities in China. The au-thors proposed that sports universities set their orientations scientifically, establish a university running philosophy of “Serve Society Based on Sport”, gradually enhance social service awareness, calibrate social service conception, strengthen disciplinary construction, set up majors scientifically, value setup and construction in an equally important way, enhance social service capacity, build a complete management system, establish a dedicated social service management department, so as to boost the development of social service activities, reform the examination and evaluation system, and stimulate teachers and researchers to initiatively participate in social service activities.
Key words: school physical education；social service function；university function；sports university；China