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“Keep Title IX Strong” rally staged in anticipation of the Final Policy Interpretation on Title IX by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, April 1979.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a short and simple federal law: “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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

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Take a look at where we were before 1972, and celebrate the obstacles we’ve overcome along the way.

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Where We Stand

Find out about our position statements on issues like Title IX and race, physical and verbal abuse of athletes, players unions...

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Play Fair: Title IX Playbook for Victory

This guide concentrates on explaining the rules and regulations of Title IX to athletes, coaches, parents, administrators and others. This playbook will help you do an informal analysis of your school’s athletic program.

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Step by Step: A Guide to Achieving Gender Equity in School Sports

If you’ve reviewed Play Fair: A Title IX Playbook for Victory and feel your school is not gender equitable in its sports programming, this Step by Step guide will help you become your own advocate for change. The Steps are divided into four quarters, just like a basketball game. That will give you a sense of how to progress and play the game.

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