ERIC Number: ED240958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Grove City College et al. v. Bell, Secretary of Education, et al.
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
The text of a Supreme Court case that determined whether Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to Grove City College is presented. The opinion was written by Justice White. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance, and stipulates that assistance to a program be terminated when noncompliance is found. Grove City College accepts no direct assistance but enrolls students who receive federal grants that must be used for educational purposes. It was held that Title IX coverage is not foreclosed merely because federal funds are granted to the students rather than to the college's educational programs. However, the receipt of federal student financial aid by some of the college's students does not trigger institution-wide coverage under Title IX. In purpose and effect, federal student aid represents financial assistance to the college's own financial aid program, and it is that program that may be regulated under Title IX's nondiscrimination provision. The fact that federal funds eventually reach the college's general operating budget cannot subject it to institution-wide coverage. A refusal to execute a program-specific assurance of compliance warrants the department's termination of federal assistance to the student financial aid program. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Grove City College PA; Grove City College v Bell; Supreme Court; Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Docket No. 82-792. Argued November 29, 1983, decided February 28, 1984.