Students, athletes, alumni and community members gathered in Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 2 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, an amendment enacted in 1972 giving women equal rights in educational programs and activities receiving federal funding. This amendment opened up school sports for participation by women. Senior women’s
When Title IX, an amendment outlawing gender discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding and assistance, was passed, it opened a whole world of opportunity for women. This included the option to participate in school athletic programs previously reserved only for men. Recently, the amendment celebrated its 40th anniversary.