Title IX 50th Anniversary

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“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 of the Education Amendments Act of 1972."

June 23, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law that provides gender equity in education. To commemorate this milestone on the University of Northern Iowa campus, a multidisciplinary committee has been working on ways to educate the UNI community on what Title IX is, Title IX's history and the importance of this federal regulation. UNI will be celebrating this anniversary all year long with various events. For more information on related UNI Policies, visit equity.uni.edu/policy-procedure.

Title IX 50th Anniversary Celebratory Events at UNI 

Below is a list of events being held at UNI celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. If you know of events that you would like added to the list below, email equity@uni.edu with a brief description of the event. 

  • Title IX 50th Anniversary - June 23, 2022
  • Title IX 50th Anniversary Luncheon (Invite Only) - UNI Athletics - June 23, 2022
  • Rainbow Reception - Gender & Sexuality Services- August 24, 2022 5-7pm 
  • Homecoming Week  - October 3-8, 2022
  • Week of UNIty - October 10-16, 2022

Title IX Display Cases on UNI Campus 

During the month of October 2022, visit the display case located on the main floor of the library to learn about Title IX.

Title IX 50th Anniversary Committee Members: 

Andrea Greve Coello - Assistant Athletic Director Student-Athlete Development & Inclusion 

Carolyn Weber - Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction 

Christopher Larimer - Professor, Political Science 

Christopher Neuhaus - Instruction & Liaison Librarian & Associate Professor 

David O’Shields - Artist in Residence, Communication & Media  

Kalyani Kannan - LGBTQ+ Student Services Coordinator  

Kaylee Michelson - Assistant Director, Compliance and Equity Management

Magdalena Galloway - Instructor, Curriculum & Instruction 

Michelle Van Dorn - Assistant Athletic Director, Communications 

Sam Caughron - Student, Speaker of the Senate - NISG