In honor of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, TCU was recognized by way of resolution of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.
“For the past 50 years, TCU has consistently acted to ensure opportunities for students, regardless of gender, to access all areas of study,” the resolution reads.
“On behalf of the entire TCU community, we are grateful for this acknowledgment of the efforts and success of Title IX at TCU,” said Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, chief inclusion officer and senior advisor to the chancellor.
The resolution acknowledges TCU’s longstanding commitment to educating all students, its commitment to equal access and opportunity and its commitment to increased female representation in faculty, staff and leadership – achieving more than 49 percent female representation among faculty. The resolution also recognized TCU’s impact on women in sports by its addition of tennis, rifle, basketball, golf, swimming and diving, cross country, track and field, soccer, tennis, volleyball, equestrian and beach volleyball, along with its plans to add women’s triathlon in 2023.
“Title IX is much more than compliance,” Benjamin-Alvarado said. “It should and can be the lever that continues to support our push toward fuller inclusion and incorporation into the life of the university for all students, staff and faculty who come into our universe.”
Title IX was part of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibit sex-based discrimination in federally funded education.