the history of Title IX:
Rep. Patsy Mink,
Co-author of the Title IX legislation
The 37-word sentence to the right is Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, more commonly known as “Title IX.” Many people associate the Title IX legislation solely with sports. In fact, sports was only one of the areas covered by the legislation. Prior to Title IX, women and girls faced obstacles and discrimination in numerous areas including admissions standards for collegiate institutions, access to financial aid, and access to graduate programs for computer science and engineering as well as professional degree programs at law and medical schools.
Over the past thirty-five(35) years, the legislation has helped reduce gender discrimination and facilitated increased female participation and leadership in the classroom, boardroom, courtroom and on the athletic fields.
Women in Law: Research
National Center for Women & Policing
National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives
Women in Federal Law Enforcement
International Association of Women Police
American Bar Association – Commission on Women in the Profession
Women in the Fire Service
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.
-Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972