Advocacy & Resources
NCAA Gender Equity Resources
Title IX & Gender Equity Initiatives information Learn More
These materials are available online through the NCAA web site: www.ncaa.org/gender_equity
(NCAA member login required)
Title IX 40th Anniversary Resources: Learn More
NCAA Women Empowering Dreams video: View Now
Women in Intercollegiate Sport: A Longitudinal National Study, 37 Year Update by Acosta & Carpenter
Acosta and Carpenter released their 37 year update. We thank Vivian and Linda for their contributions and tireless efforts. Download the Report
2012 NCAA Equity & Title IX Manual
This manual was written with college and university administrators, general counsel, faculty athletics representatives, Title IX and equal opportunity officers, athletics administrators, staff, and student-athletes in mind. This manual explains the law, and suggests ways to incorporate equitable policies into existing athletics programs and to evaluate their implementation.
Senior Woman Administrator Brochure
Provides an explanation of the role of the SWA and suggested best practices for optimizing the role and the contribution of the SWA to the school and conference.
The Title IX Coordinator and Athletics Compliance
An explanation of the federally-required campus Title IX coordinator role and a sample Title IX policy. Title IX Coordinators and Athletics Compliance.
TITLE IX: “No 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.”
Title IX Resources
Training videos, current news, research and teaching resources are available through the NCAA Title IX Resource Center.
2012 NCAA Convention Session
Title IX: The Latest Developments and Trends: Panelist Bios, Presentation
Information from the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. The Women’s Sports Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation and development of public policy to its grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls and groundbreaking research.
- Know your Rights regarding Gender Equity & Title IX: Learn more
- Understanding Title IX: Learn more
- Equity Issues: Learn more
For more information about Title IX and Gender Equity Issues, call the WSF InfoLine at 800.227.3988 or email Advocacy@WomensSportsFoundation.org.
Inclusion of LGBTQ Student-Athletes and Staff in NCAA Programs
Champions of Respect was commissioned by the LGBTQ Subcommittee of the NCAA association-wide Committee on Women’s Athletics and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee in 2012.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Check how your school is doing with gender equity numbers; see reported numbers on participation, budgets, scholarships and coaches for your school and others:
Longitudinal study of employment of women in intercollegiate sport by Vivian Acosta and Linda Carpenter
Learn how the numbers of women coaches and administrators have changed over the years
National Coalition of Girls and Women in Education Report on Title IX
The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) is a nonprofit organization of more than 50 groups dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. NCWGE is a major force in developing national education policies that benefit all women and girls, providing a valuable forum to share information and strategies to advance educational equity, advocate for women’s and girls’ interests on issues regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and monitor federal agencies’ implementation of federal education programs.
National Women’s Law Center information on Title IX
Since 1972, the Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. The NWLC has succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families. The Center has been a strong advocate for Title IX in athletics and has successfully represented coaches facing discrimination:
Celebrate Title IX!
Coaches check this out! Silver bracelets commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, the federal law requiring equal education for boys and girls. $40 of proceeds goes to the Women’s Sports Foundation to support our advocacy work on behalf of all girls and women. $40 for 40 years — appropriate, yes? Watch now
Do you have Title IX concerns?
Call the National Women’s Law Center Title IX Hotline at (855) 437- 4263
or the Women’s Sports Foundation InfoLine at (800) 227-3988