50th Anniversary of the Title IX Legislation
1972 — 2022
Utah State University had women’s athletics very early on in its history, including a softball team organized in 1901. However, all game play was local, and the school did not provide financial support and resources to women’s teams like they did to men’s teams. That changed with the passage of Title IX.
Enacted on June 23, 1972, Title IX prohibited sex-based discrimination in education and 2022 marks the 50 year anniversary.
. One thing was clear: schools required to support women’s athletics much more than they ever had before.