Title IX Legislation: 37 Words That Changed Everything

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.

Title IX 50 NCAA logoBantam athletes, coaches, and teams have achieved extraordinary success, and Trinity College will celebrate the accomplishments, influence, and leadership of these women as we mark 50 years of Title IX. Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that has had a significant impact on women’s sports, and the recognition of the outstanding women and teams of Trinity Athletics, will continue through 2022.

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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As we look back at Trinity’s history of women’s athletics over last 50 years, it’s imperative we reflect on Title IX’s impact and continual progress forward. It’s also important that the work left to be done is recognized and accomplished here at Trinity.

We welcome our entire community for celebrations that include virtual events, networking for female athletes, interactive opportunities for fans, ways to get involved and give back, and an in-person person gathering this fall. Stay up to date here with all elements of this celebration.

Please join the Office of Title IX and Athletics as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation of Title IX on September 13, 2022. Stop by to participate in games, win prizes, and learn Title IX fun facts along the way! Read more details on the flyer.


The Power of Bantam Women

Bantam student-athletes strive for excellence in competition and in the classroom. At Trinity College, there is a community behind them that makes their pursuit possible. Join our efforts and pave the way for the next generation of difference-makers and record-breakers.


Trinity Women’s Athletics Highlights

Read about some milestones from the history of Women’s Athletics at Trinity.


Join in the Celebration!

Share your memories of coaches, friends, and your time playing on a team at Trinity. View the Kudoboard and add your own!


Event Archive

In case you missed one of our events, visit our event archive to watch the videos.

In 1971, before Title IX passed, only 1% of college athletic budgets went to women’s sports programs. At the high school level, male athletes outnumbered female athletes 12.5 to 1. Title IX was signed into law on June 23, 1972 by President Richard Nixon.


50th anniversary of Title IX and Women’s Sports

On Thursday, March 31 we held our inaugural eventThe Early Birds: A conversation with Robin Sheppard M’76, along with some remarkable female Bantams, whose dedication was critical to the evolution and expansion of women’s athletics at Trinity College. Watch the recording.