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An introductory guide to Title IX


Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the biases of sex in any federally funded educational program.  Signed into law by President Nixon in 1972, as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law's principal objective was to prevent the use of federal money to perpetrate sexual and gender-based discrimination.  Title IX has been most used in the advancement of female athletic programs in universities, and high schools.  However, in more recent years, the scope of the law has been expanded to help combat sexual assault on college campuses.  


The University Of Michigan produced a video chronicling the impact Title IX has had for female athletes since its inception in 1972.  The video also clearly lays out some of the challenges and criticisms of Title IX.  It makes an important statement for why Title IX is still relevant, as there are many colleges and universities that are not in compliance with the law, and why it is important to protect the law.  

A webinar created by Harvard University celebrating 45 years since Title IX became law.  This conversation with administrators, athletes, reporters, and the Massachusetts attorney general explains all that Title IX has accomplished as well as what issues are left to tackle.  A good overview of Title IX in the form of a video, for people looking to gain a basic understanding without having to read long government documents.    

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Title IX Coordinators and Resources

Drexel University:

Paul Apicella

Title IX Coordinator



Temple University:

Andrea Caporale Seiss, Title IX Coordinator, ADA Coordinator

Student Center, Room 304

1755 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

phone: 215-204-718


University of Pennsylvania:

Sam Starks, Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director 

Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs

3451 Walnut Street

Franklin Building

4th Floor, Room 421

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205

T: 215.898.6993


Names and contact information for the Title IX Coordinators for Drexel University, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.  These are who to contact to report a Titles IX abuse or to ensure your institution is in compliance.  Along with contact information, also included are each Universities respective information pages regarding their Title IX policies for sexual and gender-based discrimination.  These links are where to go if someone from the community needs to report a Title IX abuse.  


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