Brian Modelski Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Paul Hanson Butler UniversityTitle IX was a monumental law during the 1970s for the Woman’s Right Movement as it was constructed in order to bring equal rights to both men and women in educational institutions. Officially instated in 1978, Title IX saw mass improvements on the athletic side, as schools began to increase the amount of woman participation in sports. Unfortunately, Title IX was created with an extremely loose interpretation that many schools over the course of the past forty years have taken advantage of. Overtime, the law evolved from placing an emphasis on female athletes to focusing more on sexual misconduct in educational settings. Even though Title IX was meant to bring balance to each sex, there were still incidences of inequality. This paper will look to answer the following question: Have the policies of Title IX answered the sexual discrimination/assault treatment in educational institutions in the course of its history? Under the regulations of the law, students are to be supported by schools if they are sexually discriminated against. However, in the past, several schools and institutions have failed to meet the needs of their students. This paper will uncover the reasons why schools have been able to get away with not complying with sexual discrimination cases and how men and women are still in a vulnerable position similar to before Title IX’s implementation. The significance of this topic is to demonstrate how Title IX’s policies must change going forward in order to restore equality between sexes.
When & Where
Jordan Hall 203