CSU Gender Equity Issues

CSU sports out of compliance with Title IX

POSTED: 07:34 PM MST Nov 20, 2013 
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FORT COLLINS, Colo -

The U.S. Department of Education says Colorado State University did not meet gender-equity requirements because it didn't offer enough athletic scholarships for women.  

The Coloradoan reports Wednesday that CSU entered into a resolution agreement in January to resolve the complaint, filed last year. The complaint, which is anonymous, alleged CSU violated Title IX, the law requiring gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding.         

An audit commissioned by the university last year found that about 57 percent of scholarship funds went to male student athletes during 2011-12, while female student athletes received 42.7 percent.  

CSU says agreeing to a resolution does not mean they're admitting to wrongdoing. To meet federal standards, CSU is eliminating women's water polo and replacing it this year with women's soccer to generate more scholarships.