Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Alfred University Agrees to Voluntary Resolution of OCR Complaint

Alfred University has agreed to construct a new softball facility as part of a voluntary resolution agreement with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.  In 2008, some parents of female student-athletes at Alfred filed a complaint with OCR, alleging disparities in the quality of facilities available to female athletes.   The new stadium will be ready for action by next season, so Alfred's softball team will no longer have to play home games at a nearby high school. 

In addition to the softball field, the complaint also addressed locker room inequities, which are reportedly already under renovation as part of the resolution of this case.