50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX

This Day in History: 50th Anniversary of the Adoption of Title IX

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX on June 23, 1972. The bill is commonly associated with athletics, but the law is much broader. It prohibits gender discrimination in all university programs and activities, from admissions and recruitment to financial aid, university programs and more. deny the benefits of, or be discriminated against in connection with, any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. “If an institution fails to comply with Title IX, it allows termination of financial assistance from federal funding. Watch the video above for the full story.

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX on June 23, 1972.

The bill is usually associated with athletics, but the law is much broader. It prohibits gender discrimination in all university programs and activities, from admissions and recruitment to financial aid, university programs and more.

Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, because of sex, be excluded from participation in, denied benefits, or discriminated against in connection with any program of education or an activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

If an institution does not follow Title IX, it allows for termination of financial aid from federal funding.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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