Title IX at 50
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.
Bantam 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
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.
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.