"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

NCAA releases new report as Title IX turns 45

In conjunction with the 45th anniversary of Title IX, the NCAA office of inclusion has released a new report on the status of female student-athletes, coaches and administrators in the NCAA.

Titled “45 Years of Title IX: The Status of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics,” the report uses the latest research on female participants and leaders in the NCAA to highlight progress that has been achieved in the decades since the federal law was passed and to address areas that need further improvement. It focuses on three primary areas: participation opportunities for student-athletes, resource allocations for women’s athletics programs, and leadership positions in athletics departments and conference offices.

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Women, Gender Equity and Title IX

One of the NCAA’s principles of conduct for athletics focuses on gender equity. The Office of Inclusion is committed to supporting the membership as it strives to comply with federal and state laws regarding gender equity, to adopting legislation that augments gender equity and to establishing an environment that is free of gender bias.

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NCAA Presidential Pledge

Presidents and chancellors at NCAA member colleges and universities have been encouraged to sign a pledge that commits their schools to achieving ethnic and racial diversity and gender equity in college sports hiring practices.

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