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The Legacy of Title IX for College Athletics

The 1972 enactment of Title IX forever changed higher education, banning sex-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding and, as a result, greatly expanding opportunities for women in collegiate athletics. Yet even as women now make up 44 percent of athletes competing in NCAA sports, glaring inconsistencies remain — and, 50 years later, more work is still to be done.

Join us as we reflect on this landmark law and examine the path forward in a virtual forum, “The Legacy of Title IX for College Athletics.” Our panel of experts will share their thoughts on a half century’s progress, while offering recommendations for the future, including such questions as:

  • Without Title IX, where might college athletics be today?
  • What impact has Covid-19 had on colleges’ ability to comply with Title IX, and what are the legal implications of noncompliance?
  • What opportunities for continued progress exist, and how can colleges create more-equitable athletics programs for both men and women?

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