Title IX Celebrates 44 Years

531650_289441587854354_1275214354_n House ofNo 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.  This short sentence was signed into law on June 23rd, 1972.  What a difference it has made, not only in Athletics, but, increasingly,  in college level sexual harassment cases.

AAUW member, Patsy Mink, co-authored and sponsored the bill in the Representatives.  In 2002 it was subsequently renamed The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act in her honor after her death.imagesEVYVC2K9