How Compliance with Title IX has Shaped Peach Belt Conference Athletics

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621517
Title:
How Compliance with Title IX has Shaped Peach Belt Conference Athletics
Authors:
DeSilvester, Catherine
Abstract:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed in order to require gender equity for males and females in every educational program that receives federal funding (Lancaster, 2010). Essentially, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and ensures women are not excluded from participating in an educational program or activity (National Women’s Law Center, 2002). The legislation as a whole encompasses a variety of areas of higher education and multiple amendments have been proposed to this legislation in the 44 years since its inception. Although the word “sports” is not specifically mentioned in the legislation, the wording of the law has become synonymous with increasing multiple opportunities for women in athletics. The United States Supreme Court has ruled in multiple cases that the legislation does in fact extend to prohibit discriminatory practices in athletics (US Department of Education 2002). After the passage of Title IX, women’s participation in athletics increased dramatically, along with budgets and scholarships devoted to female athletes (National Women’s Law Center, 2002). Legislation has always been the initial spark plug in efforts towards equality in society and Title IX is no exception. Making sure that women are not subject to discrimination solely based on their gender in the field of education and related activities is vital because the right to an education is a fundamental human right. At its inception, Title IX created a wave of social reform in all things related to academia. The inequality between the different genders was something that prior to the passage of Title IX legislation desperately needed to be addressed at the federal level. My research will demonstrate the positive impact Title IX has had on women’s opportunities in athletics in the six founding schools of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). This positive impact is evident in the rapid increase in female participation in athletics since the passage of the legislation. Specifically, I will use the three prong test used by the U.S. Department of Education for compliance with Title IX as a way to gauge the progress of these schools towards gender equality. [Introduction]
Affiliation:
Department of Political Science
Issue Date:
Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621517
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Fall; 2016
Appears in Collections:
Department of Political Science: Student Research and Publications; Honors Program Theses

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dc.contributor.authorDeSilvester, Catherineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-28T17:34:11Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-28T17:34:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621517-
dc.description.abstractTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed in order to require gender equity for males and females in every educational program that receives federal funding (Lancaster, 2010). Essentially, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and ensures women are not excluded from participating in an educational program or activity (National Women’s Law Center, 2002). The legislation as a whole encompasses a variety of areas of higher education and multiple amendments have been proposed to this legislation in the 44 years since its inception. Although the word “sports” is not specifically mentioned in the legislation, the wording of the law has become synonymous with increasing multiple opportunities for women in athletics. The United States Supreme Court has ruled in multiple cases that the legislation does in fact extend to prohibit discriminatory practices in athletics (US Department of Education 2002). After the passage of Title IX, women’s participation in athletics increased dramatically, along with budgets and scholarships devoted to female athletes (National Women’s Law Center, 2002). Legislation has always been the initial spark plug in efforts towards equality in society and Title IX is no exception. Making sure that women are not subject to discrimination solely based on their gender in the field of education and related activities is vital because the right to an education is a fundamental human right. At its inception, Title IX created a wave of social reform in all things related to academia. The inequality between the different genders was something that prior to the passage of Title IX legislation desperately needed to be addressed at the federal level. My research will demonstrate the positive impact Title IX has had on women’s opportunities in athletics in the six founding schools of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). This positive impact is evident in the rapid increase in female participation in athletics since the passage of the legislation. Specifically, I will use the three prong test used by the U.S. Department of Education for compliance with Title IX as a way to gauge the progress of these schools towards gender equality. [Introduction]en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFallen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2016en
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en
dc.subjectGender Studiesen
dc.subjectAthleticsen
dc.subjectGender Equalityen
dc.subjectTitle IXen
dc.subjectEducation Amendments Act of 1972en
dc.titleHow Compliance with Title IX has Shaped Peach Belt Conference Athleticsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen
dc.description.advisorRibando, Saundraen
dc.description.committeeLeightner, Jonathan; Ginn, Marthaen
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen
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