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NCAA Inclusion: Title IX 40th Anniversary Resources

An athletics program can be considered gender equitable when the participants in both the men's and women's sports programs would accept as fair and equitable the overall program of the other gender. No individual should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, institutionally or nationally, in intercollegiate athletics.  NCAA Gender-Equity Task Force

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equality Opportunity in Education Act

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking federal law that prohibits gender discrimination—Title IX.   It is anticipated that there will be an increased focus on the Title IX anniversary by media, government officials, sports organizations, constituent groups, and individuals in higher education.  The NCAA Inclusion group also plans to place additional emphasis on Title IX this year to recognize the importance of the law, its significance for women, and the value of the law for all who champion equality and access to education.   The NCAA Inclusion group will host educational sessions at the 2012 NCAA Convention, NCAA Regional Rules Seminars and the 2012 NCAA Equity and Inclusion Forum to explain how institutions pursue compliance, establish dialogue surrounding best practices and to recognize the impact of the law on women’s experience in this anniversary year.

Anniversary resources

  • NCAA's Sporting Chance - The Legacy of Title IX documentary, as seen on ESPN
    Opportunity is just the beginning. Title IX and its influence are often infused with biting criticism or passionate support. First signed into law in 1972 as part of the Education Amendments Act, Title IX was not intended to redefine the world of amateur sports, yet, that is its reputation. Over forty years Title IX has been battled over and batted about, but this simply-stated treatise on sexual equality opened the door to decades of successes for American girls and women. Through personal narratives and historical perspective, this is the story told in Sporting Chance.
    NCAA Article
    • Sporting Chance Title IX Q&A with Nancy Hogshead-Makar
    • Sporting Chance Title IX Q&A with Charlotte West
    • Sporting Chance Title IX Q&A with Judy Sweet
    • Sporting Chance Title IX Q&A with Theresa Moore

         NCAA names Brand building rooms to honor Charlotte West, Christine Grant, Althea Gibson, Pat Summit to join Judy Sweet (includes honoree stories)

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