Friday, July 11, 2008

Snead settles

Snead State Community College in Arkansas has settled a Title IX complaint brought just under a year ago by softball players whose program had been cut to make way for women's volleyball.

The settlement was actually reached in April but this article talks about that as well as actions the college is taking to remedy some of the other gender inequities in the athletic department.

The settlement with the softball players entails the reinstatement of the program and a new field to be built on campus (the current field is not owned by the school) no later than September of 2010.

As part of the commitment to gender equity, the administration is doing some restructuring. Both the head coaching positions of women's basketball and softball were previously part-time. They will now be full-time positions.