“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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
~ Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ~
On June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments was enacted by the United States Congress and signed into law by U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving any type of federal financial aid. This year, 2022, commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of this groundbreaking and transformative legislation to equalize education.
To mark this historic milestone, the University Libraries, UB’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, UB’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UB Athletics, The Gender Institute and the UB Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, have created an exhibition, “Changing the Game: 50 Years of Title IX,” on the third floor of Silverman Library on UB’s North Campus.
With materials provided from the University Archives, the exhibition highlights events that have occurred both nationally and at UB to tell the story of this living legislation.
In addition to the physical exhibition, the University Libraries have also curated a list of titles in a Collection Spotlight in recognition of 50 years of the Title IX federal civil rights law.