Top of page

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

Share this post:

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, //

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.

Subscribe to In Custodia Legis – it’s free! – to receive interesting posts drawn from the Law Library of Congress’s vast collections and our staff’s expertise in U.S., foreign, and international law.

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.