ERIC Number: ED187254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Update on Title IX and Sports, Number 3.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
The Department of Health, Education and Welfare's (HEW) final version of its policy interpretation on sex discrimination in varsity collegiate athletics is presented. The policy interpretation is intended to clarify what the Title IX regulation requires and will be used to determine whether a college's intercollegiate athletic program is in compliance with Title IX. Tables compare the key provisions of the regulation and the policy interpretations. The final policy interpretation clarifies the meaning of "equal opportunity" in intercollegiate athletics. The key standards for measuring compliance are: overall proportionality in availability of athletic scholarships; overall (program-wide) equivalence in availability, quality, and kind of athletic benefits, opportunities, and treatment afforded student athletes; and effectiveness in equally accommodating the interests and abilities of presently enrolled male and female student athletes. The policy does not require that program components be identical, but it provides a limited number of acceptable justifications for "nondiscriminatory differences" in each of the three major areas. The policy interpretation also describes the procedures used by HEW to enforce Title IX and it introduces a state of conditional compliance. (SW)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletic Equipment, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Females, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Public Policy, Scholarships, Sex Discrimination, Womens Athletics
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972