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TITLE IX

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AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi When President Nixon signed Title IX into law in 1972, few anticipated the legislation's impact.

AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi
When President Nixon signed Title IX into law in 1972, few anticipated the legislation’s impact.

On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signs into law the Higher Education Act, which includes the groundbreaking Title IX legislation. Title IX barred discrimination in higher education programs, including funding for sports and other extracurricular activities. As a result, women’s participation in team sports, particularly in collegiate athletics, surged with the passage of this act.

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Two years ago on this date in my first week of blogging, I wrote specifically about Title IX.  The Act is also referred to as the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235).  It is more than just sports related.  More women could get a higher education because of this act.  Besides being best known for Title IX, this act also modified government programs providing financial aid to students by directing monies directly to the students without the participation of intermediary financial institutions.

Senator Bayh exercises with Title IX athletes at Purdue University, ca. 1970s.

Senator Bayh exercises with Title IX athletes at Purdue University, ca. 1970s.

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4 responses

  1. This legislation was long overdue. In the 1960’s high school girls were allowed only intramural play, couldn’t get varsity jackets just sweaters, played only half-court basketball (which my boys never heard of and thought I made it up until they found it on the internet) and the list went on.

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    • It sure was. As someone said in one of my earlier posts, Nixon may be know foe all his bad things, but mixed I there were some really important accomplishment. Title IX was one of them.

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  2. Birgit says:

    Funny that this didn’t get passed much earlier because, to me, the 70’s is modern in my books

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