Title IX Athletics
San Diego State University is committed to gender equity in its athletics programs. Per Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." The following information outlines how SDSU adheres to national guidelines from the Federal government and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to promote gender equity in athletics.
The Role of the NCAA
SDSU's Athletic Department adheres to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, regulations, and legislation. According to the NCAA, "One of the NCAA's principles of conduct for intercollegiate athletics focuses on gender equity. The office of inclusion is committed to supporting the membership as it strives to comply with federal and state laws regarding gender equity, to adopting legislation that augments gender equity and to establishing an environment that is free of gender bias."*
Per the NCAA, "An athletics program can be considered gender equitable when the participants in
both the men's and women's sports programs would accept as fair and equitable the
overall program of the other gender. No individual should be discriminated against
on the basis of gender, institutionally or nationally, in intercollegiate athletics."
- NCAA Gender Equity Task Force, 1992
NCAA's Gender Equity and Title IX
Equity in Athletics Data Analysis
SDSU, per the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) of the Department of Education, is required to create an annual report regarding equity in Athletics. "The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required report to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics." **
SDSU's Annual EADA Report can be found through this link.
Filing a Title IX Complaint in Athletics
If you have a complaint about gender equity in SDSU athletics programs, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator, Gail Mendez or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Jenny Bramer, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance matters related to gender equity in SDSU athletics programs.
They can be reached at:
Executive Associate Athletic Director/SWA
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Title IX Coordinator
Director, Center for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination