September 6, 2017

Conference to celebrate 45th anniversary of Title IX

Purdue will host a conference on Oct. 5 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX. The conference, "Title IX @ 45: Recollection, Reformation and Resilience," will focus on Title IX's effect on Purdue, women's sports and education over the past 45 years as well as future challenges and opportunities.

The conference will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ross-Ade Pavilion's Shively Club.

The day's events will include presentations and panel discussions. Sally Mason, president emeritus of the University of Iowa and former Purdue provost, will be the keynote speaker. Boo De Oliveira, women's softball head coach, will be the luncheon speaker.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed into law on June 23, 1972, by President Richard M. Nixon. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, Office of the Provost, Diversity Resource Office, Intercollegiate Athletics, Office of Institutional Equity, Purdue Alumni Association, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, University Development Office, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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For conference information, contact Barbara Devine at

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