Title IX

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In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Nebraska Public Media is gearing up to produce a wide array of stories on the impact of this landmark federal legislation.

Our year-long celebration officially kicks off this fall with Nebraska Public Media's coverage of the 2021 NSAA Volleyball Championships, followed by a Title IX edition of Nebraska Stories along with reports by our news team, and caps off with an exciting 90-minute program hosted by journalist Erin Sorensen with guests from the world of women’s athletics and beyond.

Title IX Statute

On June 23, 1972 the United States Congress passed the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The law 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”.

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Did You Know?

U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink, who co-authored Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, briefly attended the University of Nebraska in the 1940s.