This Day in History: 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX

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This Day in History: 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law on June 23, 1972. The bill is commonly associated with athletics, but the law is much broader. It prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs and activities, from admissions and recruiting to financial aid, academic programs and more.Title IX states: “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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”If an institution doesn’t follow Title IX, it allows for termination of financial assistance from federal funding. Watch the video above for the full story.

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law on June 23, 1972.

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The bill is commonly associated with athletics, but the law is much broader. It prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs and activities, from admissions and recruiting to financial aid, academic programs and more.

Title IX states: “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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

If an institution doesn’t follow Title IX, it allows for termination of financial assistance from federal funding.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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