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Title IX Resources

The following listings include a variety (though not all) of online links to organizations and resources that provide information about the scope and implementation of Title IX and related gender equity in education issues. Many of the web sites allow for specific searching on Title IX.

Organizations

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The American Association of University Women is a national membership organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. It focuses on research on women and education, helping recipients of sex discrimination in higher education, and federal policies impacting women. In addition to promoting educational equity for women and girls, the AAUW also conducts research on sexual harassment and sex discrimination in higher education.

American Civil Liberties Union, Women's Rights Project

The American Civil Liberties Union, Women's Rights Project works to secure gender equality and ensure that all women and girls are able to lead lives of dignity, free from violence, and discrimination. The ACLU addresses gender-based discrimination and inequalities including education, employment, housing, and health, as well as issues of race, class, income, and immigration status.

American Council for Coeducational Schooling (ACCES)

The American Council for Coeducational Schooling members are experts who work with educators, families, and communities to promote and improve coeducation from preschool through higher education. They share research-based information on the advantages of CoEd schooling for students and teachers and why single-sex schooling is harmful.

American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group: Research on Women and Education

This Research on Women and Education is a membership group within AERA. It focuses on research related to women and girls in education at the intersection of race, class, and gender through AERA meeting sessions, newsletters, and annual Fall conferences.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

AFT is an organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO that represents 1 million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, and state and municipal employees. AFT has a human and civil rights division that addresses Title IX and gender equity issues.

Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE)

A membership organization, previously known as the National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education (NCSEE), that provides leadership in the identification and infusion of gender equity in all educational programs and processes and within parallel equity concerns such as disability, race, national origin, and sexual orientation.

American Psychological Association, Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

The division for the Society and Psychology of Women provides a base for women and men interested in the teaching, research, or practice of the psychology of women. It recognizes the diversity of women's experience (e.g. ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation), and applies its scholarship to transforming the knowledge base of psychology.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

AWIS is an organization for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

ATIXA is a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Its members are encouraged to participate in ATIXA courses to certify Title IX coordinators and to share information and best practices.

California Women's Law Center

The California Women's Law Center works to ensure, through systematic change, that life opportunities for women and girls are free from unjust social, economic and political constraints.

Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice was created following the ratification of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans. The Division enforces federal statues prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status, and national origin.

Equity Assistance Centers, Funded by the U.S. Department of Education 2011-2014
Please contact these Civil Rights Act Title IV equity assistance centers serving your state. These centers provide technical assistance, training and resources on education equity issues related to gender, race, and national origin.

REGION 1: The New England Equity Assistance Center
(Connecticut , Maine , Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
http://neeac.alliance.brown.edu/

REGION II : The Equity Assistance Center, Touro College, Lander Center for Education Research
(New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands )
http://www.touro.edu/EDGRAD/EAC/index.asp

REGION III : The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
(Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia)
http://www.maec.org

REGION IV : Southeastern Equity Center
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)
http://www.southeastequity.org/

REGION V: Great Lakes Equity Center at Indiana University
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin)
http://glec.education.iupui.edu

REGION VI : South Central Collaborative for Equity, Intercultural Development Research Association
(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)
http://www.idra.org/South_Central_Collaborative_for_Equity/

REGION VII : Midwest Equity Assistance Center
(Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska)
http://www.meac.org/

REGION VIII : Metropolitan State College of Denver Equity Assistance Center
(Colorado , Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming)
http://www.mscd.edu/eac/

REGION IX : WestEd Equity Assistance Center
(Arizona, California, and Nevada)
http://www.wested.org/cs/eac/print/docs/eac/home.htm/

REGION X : Education Northwest Equity Assistance Center
(Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Republic of Palau, and Washington)
http://educationnorthwest.org/equity-program

Feminist Majority Foundation

An organization committed to achieving political, economic, and social equality for women. The education equity program provides information about Title IX and current legislation and research concerning gender equity issues in education and sports. It also has a list of state Title IX Coordinators.

Gender Diversities & Technology Institute

The Gender, Diversities and Technology Institute at the Education Development Center (EDC) is a learning exchange focusing on gender-healthy education and schools; technology and gender; the elimination of gendered violence.

Legal Voice

Founded as the Northwest Women's Law Center, Legal Voice is an active legal voice for all women and girls in the Northwest. It focuses on pursing justice for women through litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and education tools to help people understand their rights and the legal system.

Myra Sadker Foundation

The Myra Sadker Foundation is a non-profit organization to promote equity in and beyond schools. It has an annual competition for small grants for dissertation and teacher research to advance gender equality in education.

National Alliance for Partnerships in Education (NAPE)

NAPE is a consortium of state and local agencies, organizations, and businesses that have joined forces to provide national leadership for equity in education and workforce development. It focuses on promoting more gender equality in non-traditional careers and in STEM.

National Association for Girls & Women in Sport

The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport advocates equal funding, quality, and respect for girls' and women's sports. It is part of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance.

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

A volunteer organization of educators and researchers who advocate for social justice through multicultural education. NAME has local chapters to assist in networking advocates at all levels of education, publishes a journal, newsletter, and blogs, hosts a list serve, and issues position statements to support educational equity and social justice.

National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE)

A coalition of more than 50 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. The coalition advocates for the development of equitable education policies, addresses relevant federal education legislation, and produces publications on current Title IX and gender equity topics.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – Gender Initiatives Program

NCAA is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. NCAA principles state that "every NCAA school must establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among its student-athletes and athletics department staff and comply with federal and state laws regarding gender equity."

National Council for Research on Women

The NCRW is a network of 120 leading research, policy, and advocacy centers dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The organization collaborates with business, academic, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to provide effective policies, inclusive practices, and transformative change, nationally and globally.

National Education Association (NEA)

An organization of 2.7 million members who work at all levels of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has a human and civil rights division that addresses Title IX and gender equity issues.

National Organization for Women (NOW)

The largest organization of feminist activists in the United States with over 500,000 members in all 50 states working to promote equality and justice in our society through equity in education.

National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

The NWLC is a non-profit organization that works to expand the possibilities for women and their families in schools, at work, and in others aspects of their lives. The Center works extensively on Title IX issues.

National Women's Studies Association

NWSA supports and promotes feminist education and research and works to end racism and all forms of oppression via its national and regional conferences, research on women's studies programs, and other activities to help its members learn from and support each other's work.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education

The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education regulates and enforces laws prohibiting discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance, including Title IX. OCR also has 12 regional offices which help with enforcement and provide technical assistance. (Other agencies also have civil rights offices.)

Women's Sports Foundation

The Women's Sport Foundation is a national non-profit organization that works to increase opportunities for girls and women in sports to promote full implementation of Title IX in athletics. Advocacy Hotline is 800-227-3988 or advocacy@womenssportsfoundation.org

General Title IX Information

Title IX Defined
This webpage has information on history, impact and key government documents relating to protections against sex discrimination.

Title IX for Parents and Community Members

Bernice Sandler - "The Godmother of Title IX"
Dr. Bernice Sandler’s website outlines strategies for organizations and individuals to improve equality for women in education and the workplace.

Resources on Equity in Athletics and Science

Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool Website
Required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act and its 1999 Regulations, this website managed by the Office of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education provides required information on participation and support for women and men in college athletics.

Fairer Science
Sponsored by Campbell-Kibler Associates, and initially funded by the National Science foundation, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program, this website contains lists of resources, presentations, and media tools, as well as a blog.

Legal Resources

FedLaw

FedLaw provides access to legal resources and information, including civil rights and equal opportunity legislation.

Legal Information Institute - Supreme Court Decisions

The Legal Information Institute offers Supreme Court opinions issued since May, 1990.

Title IX Blog

A professor of law and a women's studies expert report on Title IX legal developments and scholarship.

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Revised 4-15-12 by the Feminist Majority Foundation's Education Equality Program. Please send changes and additions to Dr. Sue Klein, Education Equity Director at sklein@feminist.org