Achieving Gender Equity in Tough Financial Times. Presented by: Karen Morrison, Director, Gender Inclusion, NCAA Jeff Ward, Director of Athletics, Bowdoin College, and Janet Judge, Esq., President, Sports Law Associates LLC. What is Gender Equity?.
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Karen Morrison, Director, Gender Inclusion, NCAA
Jeff Ward, Director of Athletics, Bowdoin College, and
Janet Judge, Esq., President, Sports Law Associates LLC
No individual should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, institutionally or nationally, in intercollegiate athletics.
NCAA Gender Equity Task Force
What is Title IX?"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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.“Notice – Title IX was not passed to address inequities in athletics. It is anti-discrimination law intended to address civil rights and access to education.
[Title IX] is a personal issue for me. I played college sports, but so did my sister. She was, by the way, a much better basketball player than me, and was an early beneficiary of Title IX. But I'll tell you something else that not many people realize. My mother was the best athlete in our family. It drove me crazy, but she beat me one-on-one for years. Now, unfortunately, my mother never got to play college sports. She never had the joy and opportunity to match her skills against her peers in basketball or tennis at college because she went to college before there was a Title IX.
Overall Compliance in Athletics
RETALIATION AND HARASSMENT CLAIMS
400 males /.45 = 889 – 700 = 189 number of women needed to be added to the current program to mirror undergraduate population.
Substantial Proportionality Question: Is there sufficient interest and ability in any women’s teams that could be supported with this count?
2History and Continuing Practice of Program Expansion for Underrepresented Sex in Athletics
Compare the Scholarship Dollars Spent on Male and Female Athletes in the Current Athletic Program. Count All Athletes One Time Only – No Matter How Many Sports They May Play**
DOCUMENT, VERIFY AND BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN ALL VARIABLES