This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in all university student services and academic programs. To mark the anniversary, campus groups including the NCSU Libraries, Women In Science & Engineering (WISE), the Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity (OIED), the Department of Athletics, and the Women’s Center collaborated to develop a variety of programs and activities to highlight how Title IX has changed the landscape for higher education for both male and female students.
“Celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX provides an opportune time to reflect on the positive changes it has brought about, especially the increased participation of women in intercollegiate athletics and academics at NC State, and to recognize the need for continued progress toward equity,” said Joanne Woodard, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity as well as Title IX Coordinator.
A website (go.ncsu.edu/titleix) featuring information and interesting facts about Title IX is available. The anniversary week programs below are free and open to the public; students are especially encouraged to attend.
Title IX Anniversary programs:
Monday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
What does Title IX mean to you?
Brickyard, NC State
Join us in the Brickyard to have your photo taken and share your thoughts on what Title IX has meant for you. Photos will be collected and used in an upcoming display.
Tuesday, November 13 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Title IX Documentary Screening and Discussion
Auditorium, D. H. Hill Library
Heidi Grappendorf, scholar-in-residence of the Women’s Center, will show clips from documentaries about Title IX and lead a discussion on both the positive ramifications and unintended consequences of the amendment.
Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Title IX Anniversary Panel Discussion
Assembly Room, D. H. Hill Library
NC State panelists Joanne Woodard, vice provost for Institutional Equity & Diversity, Michelle Lee, associate athletic director, and Heidi Grappendorf, scholar-in-residence of the Women’s Center, will discuss Title IX’s far-reaching impacts, particularly on women’s athletics.
Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Game
Reynolds Coliseum, NC State
The Wolfpack Women’s Basketball team takes on the Longwood Lancers. During the game we will celebrate the achievements of women athletes throughout NC State’s history. Video messages from well-known campus personalities, including Chancellor Randy Woodson and Director of Athletics Debbie Yow, will be shown during the game. The Athletics Department is offering a complimentary ticket for this game to all female alumnae who participated in sports while at NC State. Those interested in this offer should contact Scott Warner.