Friday, May 25, 2007

Title IX for Club Sports Too

At Santa Clara University, a women's volleyball team recently succeeded in its three-year effort to become an officially recognized club sport. Things did not look good for the club, until "some of the players looked up information about Title IX online, checked out the Department of Education's Web site and reported their findings to [the] Campus Recreation Director."
"It was actually really interesting to find that Title IX really does apply to everything, from NCAA to club to intramurals," said Reilley [the co-president of the team]. "And I think just the mention of it kind of got them to thinking."
University officials had apparently not realized that Title IX applies to all university programs, including club and intramural sports. A little information (and the power of the Internet!) goes a long way!

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