The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we feature a discussion on the topic of Title IX, the federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The law states: “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”
Title IX was initially most popularly known for its impact on high school and college athletics.
In more recent years, educational institutions – especially college campuses – have been in the media spotlight facing criticism for the procedures they have followed in response to sexual assault allegations from their students. Under Title IX, students have legal recourse when their school doesn’t protect them from being discriminated on the basis of their sex.
Speaking on the panel are a group of experts on this topic from University of Utah: Sherrie Hayashi, Director for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action; Rick Green, Professor in the Political Science Department; Moderating the discussion is Lori McDonald, Dean of Students for the University of Utah.
Today’s panel discussion was recorded on January 22, 2019.