Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX

Thu, 04/19/2012
UNLV Law News
Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion, reception to follow

Hendrix Auditorium, William D. Carlson Education Building (CEB)

This event looks back at the progress and challenges of the forty years since Title IX passed in 1972. While Title IX is widely known as the law supporting women’s athletic teams, the legislation also dramatically improved the experiences of all women in education. Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and all activities that receive federal financial assistance. Some of the forms of discrimination that Title IX prohibits include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. In 1972, before Title IX, women earned less than ten percent of law and medical degrees, and just 13% of doctoral degrees. Today, women earn nearly half of all law and medical degrees, and over half of all doctoral degrees.

The panelists will examine the impact of Title IX, its history, and its continued relevance. The speakers have a range of experiences in university administration, athletics, education, and the sciences.

The event is sponsored by the UNLV College of Education, UNLV College of Liberal Arts, the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Women’s Council,William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, and the Nevada Humanities.

Please click for a map of UNLV showing the auditorium and nearby parking.

For more information please call 702-895-4931 or go to http://wrinunlv.org/2211/equity-in-education-celebrating-40-years-of-title-ix/.