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Title IX Equity Project: Overview

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in federally supported schools. The law states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Sex discrimination can take many forms. In Teamsters v. United States, the Supreme Court noted that discrimination is not limited to direct signs that people will see (like “no male students allowed”), but can also include “actual practices” such as how the opportunity is publicized and “recruitment techniques.”

For example, in a case involving a STEM program for middle school girls that was sponsored by Seattle University, the OCR ruled:

OCR’s review of the promotional materials and registration forms for the EYH [Expanding Your Horizons] program do not indicate that boys are prohibited from attending or that boys would be excluded if they registered to attend. However, OCR’s review showed that the promotion materials and the registration form for the SEYH [Seattle Expanding Your Horizons] program used the term “girls” when referring to participants or registrants, which may have the effect of discouraging individuals from participation in the program based on sex.

SAVE’s Title IX Equity Project, launched in 2018, is working to assure that this historic law is fairly and consistently applied.



  1. Albany Times Union: Complaints Allege N.Y. College Programs Discriminate against Men, White People
  2. Stanford Review: Stanford Under Investigation for Discrimination Against Men
  3. Gigi de la Torre: University STEM program excludes white and Asian males, complaint alleges
  4. Equality for Boys and Men: ‘There Should Be No Discrimination’ Says Ellensburg Councilmember Commenting on Title IX Complaint Against Central Washington  University
  5. Matt Lamb: White males now allowed into two MBA programs after federal investigation
  6. Equality for Boys and Men: Does University of Washington’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Violate Title IX?
  7. Kim Elsesser: Women’s Scholarships And Awards Eliminated To Be Fair To Men
  8. Glenn Reynolds: Resistance is rising to woke colleges’ race and sex discrimination

  9. Mark Perry: Let’s work together to challenge the selective double standard for the enforcement of Title VI and Title IX in higher education
  10. Evan Stamba: University of Minnesota celebrates five decades of Title IX while under investigation for violating it
  11. Mark Perry: An update on my efforts to challenge Title VI and Title IX violations in higher education despite new resistance from Biden’s Office for Civil Rights
  12. George Leef: UNC’s Blatant Violation of Title IX
  13. Adam Kissel: Here are the Biden officials who hail from institutions that discriminate on the basis of sex or race
  14. Becky Jacobs: Utah universities are changing how they handle female-only scholarships. Here’s why.
  15. Adam Kissel: Bridge to Discrimination: Decades of Gender Bias in the UNC System
  16. Adam Kissel: Education Department Opens Pandora’s Box for Anti-Straight Discrimination
  17. Liam Edgar: University Of Michigan Professor Takes Aim At Liberal Discrimination at MIT
  18. Mark Perry: An update on my civil rights efforts to enforce Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination in higher education
  19. Isaac Willour: Nearly three dozen Stanford programs discriminate against males, complaint alleges
  20. Adam Kissel: Biden’s Alma Mater Bans Men From Posts And Scholarships, Just For Being Men
  21. College Fix: Department of Education says schools can’t use ‘national statistics’ to justify women-only scholarships, programs
  22. George LaNoue: Title IX for Men
  23. National Association of Scholars: Countering Sex Discrimination at UCF by David Acevedo
  24. Mike LaChance: Stanford University Accused of Discriminating Against Men in Multiple Programs
  25. John Tuttle: Trump Education official asks Biden lawyers to strike down college programs that exclude men, whites 
  26. AEI: Mark Perry on Title IX violations and institutionalized discrimination (podcast)
  27. Adam Kissel: Sex Discrimination is Rampant at North Carolina Universities
  28. Brandon Dutcher: East Central University Draws Civil-Rights Complaint
  29. Mark Fischenich: Anti-male bias complaint against MSU resolved
  30. The Ithacan: BOLD program under investigation for Title IX complaint | The Ithacan
  31. Adam Kissel: New ACLU Head Has a Civil Rights Problem Back Home
  32. Carolina Journal: Martin Center report author Adam Kissel describes ‘pervasive sex discrimination’ at N.C. schools (video)
  33. Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Single-sex scholarships singled out
  34. The James G. Martin Center For Academic Renewal: Pervasive Sex Discrimination at North Carolina Universities
  35. College Fix: George Washington U. tells ‘Girls Who Code’ student group it cannot discriminate based on sex
  36. Yale Daily News:  Yale SOM under DOE investigation for alleged sex discrimination
  37. Adam Kissel: Sex Discrimination in Oklahoma Higher Education
  38. American Enterprise Institute: Another Victory From My Efforts to Advance Civil Rights and Challenge Systemic Sexism in Higher Education
  39. College Fix: Public University Stops Banning Males from Federally Funded Program to Resolve Federal Investigation
  40. American Enterprise Institute: Two More Victories from My Efforts to Advance Civil Rights in Higher Education
  41. College Fix: College Cancels Girls-Only Computer Camp to Resolve Federal Title IX Investigation
  42. Lexington Herald Leader: Federal Complaint Against New Girls-Only STEM School in Lexington Says Its Unfair to Boys
  43. College Fix: Department of Education Investigating Portland State for Banning Whites from ‘Feminist’ Gathering
  44. Carpe Diem: An Interview about my Title IX Complaint v. UW-Stout
  45. Jennifer Smola: Ohio State among universities targeted over bias against men
  46. Jeremiah Poff: A University ‘Welcomed’ Everyone but Men in STEM Events
  47. Libertarian Institute: Tulane University Accused of Anti-Male, Title IX Violation
  48. Real Clear Investigations: Growing Debate Whether Title IX Should Help Male Students Excluded by Female-Only Programs
  49. College Fix: Department of Education refuses to explain what prompted addition of ‘single sex’ discrimination categories
  50. Minding the Campus: The 85 Universities that Discriminate on the Basis of Sex
  51. Baltimore Sun: Discriminating Against Men Hasn’t Solved Gender Disparities in STEM
  52. The Tropolitan: Universities Should Not Reward Gender
  53. YouGov: Is it gender discrimination to offer scholarships for women in STEM? 39% say ‘yes
  54. Los Angeles Times: Women-Only STEM College Programs under Scrutiny for Male Discrimination
  55. Simple Justice: Only Women Need Apply
  56. The New American: Study Finds Women-only STEM College Programs/ Scholarships Amount to Male Discrimination
  57. College Fix: Study Finds More Than Half of Colleges ‘Facially Violate’ Title IX with Women-Only Scholarships
  58. Female-Only Scholarships Under Fire In Higher Ed
  59. Chronicle of Higher Education: Women-Only STEM Programs Target the Gender Gap. Now the Education Dept. Is Investigating Them for Bias
  60. Daily Wire: Men Now Face Discrimination In STEM College Programs
  61. Female-Only Scholarships Under Fire In Higher Ed
  62. WBUR Radio-Boston: 13-Year-Old Jazz Star; Title IX And Women-Only Scholarships
  63. KPCC-NPR Radio-Los Angeles: Do Women-Only STEM Programs Hold Up Legally Under Title IX?
  64. Campus Reform: Veteran of Anti-male Discrimination Lawsuits SOUNDS OFF after Study Shows Disproportionate Female-Only Scholarships
  65. Ethics Alarms: Addressing Discrimination By Discriminating? Reparations? Pay-back? What’s Going On With Sex Specific Scholarships?
  66. College Fix: 92 Percent of Sex-Specific Scholarships are Reserved for Women, Study Finds
  67. Carpe Diem: The year in review: An update on my efforts to challenge Title IX violations in higher education and advance civil rights for all
  68. College Fix: University Ditches ‘Women’s Night’ at the Gym after Male Student Threatens Title IX Complaint
  69. Carpe Diem: An Update on My Efforts to Challenge Title IX Violations in Higher Education
  70. College Fix: Public university quietly removes ‘women only’ from workout event following Title IX warning
  71. College Fix: Schools offering woman-only scholarships may be in violation of Title IX
  72. Carpe Diem: The Remarkable Story of Female Success in US Higher Education
  73. Glenn Reynolds: Higher Education Discriminates Against Men, But Title IX Complaints May Change That
  74. Emma Whitford: New Scrutiny for Women’s Programs
  75. Kelsey Gee: Meet the Student Whistleblower Who Pushed Stanford to Rethink Financial Aid