Erin Buzuvis (EBuz)

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Title IX Blog

An interdisciplinary resource for news, legal developments, commentary, and scholarship about Title IX, the federal statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded schools.

Oregon university denying transgender student housing
In a decision that looks like it will not stand based on both state and federal discrimination laws, George Fox University has said it will not provide housing to "Jayce M.", a transgender man who would like to live with his male friends in on-campus in h...[Read on]
More exposed in FSU/Jameis Winston case
In December, I expressed some curiosity/skepticism about the timing of the results of the police and DA investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Though they did come out before the national champi...[Read on]
Texas School District Resolves Title IX Complaint
Last spring we blogged about a Title IX complaint filed by a coach against the Longview (Texas) Independent School District, alleging inequitable athletic opportunities for girls at Longview High School. We recently learned that the school district has en...[Read on]
More Thoughts on the Title IX Question in Pay-for-Play
Yesterday I posted about why Title IX's equal treatment mandate would require schools to provide female athletes with the same benefits they award to male players via collective bargaining.  To make my point, I used the example of extended health ins...[Read on]
NYT Editorial Addresses "Pay for Play" and Title IX
Over the weekend, the New York Times published an editorial addressing the role of Title IX in the debate about amateurism in college sports.  The editorial board argues that athletic directors exaggerate when they claim that Title IX makes it imposs...[Read on]
Title IX and Female Athletes' Preference for Male Coaches
University of Pittsburgh law professor Deborah Brake recently published a thought-provoking scholarly article (free download) examining the relationship between Title IX and a generalizable preference among female athletes for male coaches, which has been...[Read on]
Sexual Assault Problem at Patrick Henry College Is Outside the Scope of Title IX
Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Virginia, is in some ways no different from the dozens of colleges and universities whose shortcomings in dealing with sexual assault have come to light of late. A recent issue of the New Republic profiled the detai...[Read on]
Denison University Faces Investigation of Athletics Inequity
Denison University in Granville, Ohio, is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which received a complaint alleging that the university inequitably allocates athletic opportunities in violation of Title I...[Read on]
High School Coach's Haircut Policy Violates Title IX
The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that a high school coach's policy of requiring the boys' basketball team to wear very short hair constituted sex discrimination in violation of the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause as well ...[Read on]
Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Boise State
A female student at Boise State University has filed suit in state court, alleging that the university violated Title IX and other Idaho law when her track coach allegedly brushed off her report of having been sexually assaulted by a male teammate.  ...[Read on]