Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

Title IX is the most commonly used name for the federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal legislation that prohibits gender discrimination in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Through your support and advocacy, AAUW members are a key part of this law’s legacy. To commemorate the day the legislation was signed (June 23,1972), AAUW held a special virtual event to highlight AAUW’s important and ongoing work on Title IX and to recognize AAUW’s generous supporters and affiliates. Read more about Title IX…

READ How Patsy Takemoto Mink, the First Woman of Color in Congress, Helped Craft Title IX