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Letter from University of Richmond's Women Athletic Council to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights

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Letter from University of Richmond's Women Athletic Council to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights

Description

In this letter, the Women’s Athletic Council at the University of Richmond addresses the Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The council is filing a complaint against the University of Richmond, given that the institution was “discriminating against women athletes and the coaches of women’s sports, as well as discriminating against women in other areas of University activities.” The council establishes that such behavior violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The writer alleges that those affecting women’s athletics include: Mr. Charles Boone, Athletic Director, Dr. William Leftwich, Title IX Coordinator, Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, President of the University, and the Board of Trustees. The council requests an investigation of the complaints and attaches the Board of Trustees’ report on level of Competition for Non-Revenue Sports, in which the writer questions the exclusion of budget figures on men’s basketball and football.

Source

Letter from W. Carter Younger to Dewey E. Dodds, 17 February 1981, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 8B "U.S. Government - Title IX - HEW (1980-1981)", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1981-03-05

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Letter from University of Richmond's Women Athletic Council to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 25, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2252.