USC Celebrates 50 Years of Title IX

Title IX turns 50: 37 words that changed America

USC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the historic federal legislation that helped ensure gender equity in education—including higher education—throughout the United States. To mark this historic moment, the University has created a new website, Title IX: 50 Years of Progress, which shares information about Title IX, its impact at USC and the stories of Title IX Trailblazers who have helped advance equity at USC and beyond. The actual anniversary of the legislation was June 23, 1972. Read a message about the anniversary from President Carol L. Folt here.

On June 23, USC Athletics hosted a special event, both in-person and via livestream, celebrating Title IX’s positive impact on USC’s Athletics program, which included a panel discussion that featured former Athletics administrator Barbara Hedges, Olympian Janet Evans, athletic director Mike Bohn, women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Gottlieb and women’s tennis All-American Eryn Cayetano—with an introduction from USC’s first woman President Carol L. Folt. You can watch a recording of the program online and see a special video about Title IX at the Athletics Department website.

You can also support this anniversary by downloading a Title IX branded background for Zoom meetings. Click on the link below and then right-click on the image to save it to your downloads folder.