BYU Education & Law Journal


Title IX, gender equity, athletic departments, women in college athletics


With the 52nd anniversary of Title IX happening this spring amid recent issues related to gender equity in college sports, we thought it important to examine Title IX’s three-part test. The past year’s Title IX stories indicate a gap in understanding around compliance with its three-part test. Whether it be disparate accommodations for NCAA women’s basketball and softball players or institutions citing Title IX as one of the rationales for dropping sports, Title IX has been all over the news. This article seeks to establish a legal and regulatory framework practitioners can use when thinking about compliance with Title IX’s three-part test on their own campus.