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CCU recognizes 40th anniversary of Title IX

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Title IX – the landmark law that bans discrimination based on sex in all educational settings receiving federal funds – Coastal Carolina University has launched a series of campus conversations to celebrate the law’s many successes and acknowledge the challenges that remain.

“Title IX: Celebrating 40 Years” is hosted by associate professor of theatre Robin Russell and features remarks from Kay Keels, the university’s Title IX coordinator; Kelley Green, head softball coach; and Haven Hart, former vice president of student affairs. To view the show, click here.

A common misperception of the 37 words (below) that begin the Education Amendment Acts of 1972 is that the law is specific to sports; however, the law is as applicable in classrooms as it is on playing fields and at all levels of education. Title IX applies to gender discrimination as well as to sexual harassment, sexual assault and the reporting of such incidences.

"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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."?

Coastal Carolina University Title IX Statement