ERIC Number: ED119583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Elimination of Sex Discrimination in Athletic Programs. Memorandum to Chief State School Officers, Superintendents of Local Educational Agencies and College and University Presidents.
Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Departmental Regulation (45 CFR Part 86) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the operation of most federally-assisted education programs. This document provides guidance with respect to the major first-year responsibilities of an educational institution to insure equal opportunity in the operation of both its athletic activities and its athletic scholarship programs. Discussed is: (1) discrimination on the basis of sex in the operation of any interscholastic, intercollegiate club of intramural athletic program offered by an educational institution; (2) equal opportunity in the provision of athletic scholarships; (3) the requirement that by July 21, 1976 educational institutions evaluate and correct current policies and practices. Also discussed is the need to include in an institutional self-evaluation: (1) a comparison of the requirements of the regulation with current policies; (2) a determination of the interests of both sexes in the sports offered and a determination of the relative abilities of members of each sex; and (3) a plan to accommodate the interests and abilities of both sexes. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Athletics, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Objectives, Scholarships, Self Evaluation, Sex Discrimination
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972