Title IX and Women's Athletics

TitleTitle IX and Women's Athletics
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published02/1998
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAthletics , Diversity , education
AbstractUnder federal regulations for implementing Title IX of the U.S. Civil Rights Aft of 1964, which deals with sex discrimination in education, colleges receiving federal funds must provide equal opportunity in intercollegiate athletics for members of both sexes. The Department of Education interprets this to mean that intercollegiate level participation opportunities for make and female students must be provided in numbers substantially proportionality to their enrollment. Schools argue that with tight budgets, they often can find no other way to meet the proportionality requirements than by making significant cuts to men's sports teams, or by capping the number of participants on various teams. Is the proportionality requirement fair or unfair?
NotesCase from the February 26, 1998 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1998.
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