April 23, 2003

A Symposium on the Final Report of the Secretary’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics.

Thirty years ago, Congress enacted Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX has led to a tremendous increase in the number of women participating in athletic programs across the nation. In 2002, Secretary of Education Rodney Paige established the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. The Commission’s Final Report in February 2003 and its recommendations to the Secretary have engendered much debate and national attention. Please join us to discuss the Commission’s Final Report and its impact on women’s and men’s athletic opportunities across the country, as well as its broader impact on Title IX.

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Submissions from 2003

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Title IX at Thirty: Unanswered Questions, William C. Duncan

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Symposium: Title IX: Women, Athletics and the Law - Foreword, Paula A. Monopoli

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Reviewing the Play: How Faulty Premises Affected the Work of the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics and Why Title IX Protections are Still Needed to Ensure Equal Opportunity in Athletics, Joycelyn Samuels

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The Secretary's Commission on Opportunity in Athletics Squandered its Opportunity to Understand Commercial Collegiate Sports: Why They Eliminate Minor Men's Sports and Prevent Title IX from Achieving Full Gender Equality, Suzanne Sangree