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Title IX 50th Anniversary and Commemoration

Signed into federal law by President Richard Nixon fifty years ago in 1972, Title IX transformed access to educational opportunities for girls and women in the United States. Applicable also to equity in athletics at the collegiate level, Title IX tenets exist to help guarantee that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (From the Title IX legislation). In 2022, we pause to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this revolutionary legislation that has changed the lives of girls and women for the better.


Links to more information on the history and impact of Title IX especially in relation to women’s athletics: