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NC State Celebrates 40 Years of Title IX

NC State marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark 1972 law outlawing gender discrimination in higher education athletic and academic programs, with a series of events next week.

Join a discussion about what Title IX means to you from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, on the Brickyard. Photos will be taken for an upcoming display.

A multimedia event about Title IX will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Erdahl Cloyd Auditorium in the D.H. Hill Library. Heidi Grappendorf, scholar-in-residence at the Women’s Center, will show clips from documentaries about the law and lead a discussion on both the positive ramifications and unintended consequences of Title IX.

Grappendorf will be joined from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, by Joanne Woodard, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity and Michelle Lee, associate athletic director, for a discussion of Title IX’s far-reaching impact on women’s athletics. The panel discussion will take place in the Assembly Room in the D.H. Hill Library.

The Wolfpack Women’s Basketball team will also mark the anniversary of Title IX when it takes on the Longwood Lancers at the Reynolds Coliseum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The game will include a celebration of women athletes throughout NC State’s history. Complementary game tickets are available for all female alumnae who participated in sports at NC State. Contact Scott Warner at for more information.

The Title IX anniversary events are sponsored by several campus groups, including Women in Science and Engineering, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, the NCSU Libraries, the Department of Athletics and the Women’s Center.