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Research Guides in Focus: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Law Library is pleased to announce a new research guide on the topic.

A screen capture of the Law Library's guide on title IX resources, including introduction page text and image of Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink

Introduction page of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: Resources from the Law Library, //guides.loc.gov/title-IX-law-library-resources

Title IX (pronounced “title nine”) is the popular name for a particular section of the Education Amendments of 1972. Specifically, Title IX provides: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance[.]” While Title IX is frequently associated with sex equity in school sports, the law applies to all educational opportunities at public and private schools that receive federal funding, ranging from pre-school to graduate programs.

If you would like to learn more about this law on its anniversary, we recommend visiting the guide, which includes pages on the legislation’s path through Congress, primary sources of law from all branches of the federal government, and secondary and online sources.

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