One year after Duke University Women’s Alumni Associations and WSF Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, began a concerted effort to advocate for Title IX compliance at the University, Duke Athletics announced plans to add a women’s varsity softball team with 12 fully funded scholarships. In addition, Duke will fully fund women’s scholarships for the women’s fencing, rowing, track and field, and swimming teams, up to the NCAA limits. The addition of both participation opportunities and scholarships will likely bring Duke into compliance with Title IX.
Does your alma mater provide equal opportunities for its female athletes? Learn more about a school’s participation and scholarship offerings by viewing their EADA report here. If you feel your school is non-compliant, become an advocate and take action! To get started, view our step by step guide for gender equity in school programs here.