Pennsylvania universities accused of violating Title IX by not letting enough women play

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Monday, April 21, 2014

An advocacy group has filed a Title IX complaint against nine Pennsylvania State System universities, saying the schools have failed to provide athletic opportunities for female students.

The universities continually offer more roster spots for male students and have not tried to create opportunities for woman as required by federal law, according to the complaint filed by the Women's Law Project with the U.S. Department of Education.

Collectively, State System universities Bloomsburg, Cheyney, Clarion, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville and Shippensburg would need to add 900 roster spots for women to be compliant with Title IX, the landmark piece of federal legislation requiring equal opportunities for female students, according to Terry Fromson, of the Women's Law Project.

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