[Federal Register: October 2, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 190)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
 
Notice of Availability

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights announces the 
availability of a draft document entitled ``Clarification of
Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Guidance: The Three Part Test''
(Clarification).
    The Clarification provides educational institutions with specific 
information, including examples, about the standards used by the Office 
for Civil Rights when determining whether an educational institution is 
in compliance with the requirement that an institution provide 
nondiscriminatory athletic participation opportunities to male and 
female students.

DATES: Comments on the draft Clarification must be received on or 
before October 20, 1995.

ADDRESSES: All comments concerning and all requests for copies of the 
draft Clarification should be addressed to Jeanette J. Lim, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5036 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-1174. Telephone: (202) 205-
8635. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the TDD number at (202) 205-9683 or 1-800-421-3481.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanette J. Lim. Telephone: (202) 205-
8635. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the TDD number at (202) 205-9683 or 1-800-421-3481.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Clarification is to 
clarify how institutions can meet the three-part test regarding 
nondiscriminatory participation opportunities contained in the 
Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Interpretation, published in the 
Federal Register on December 11, 1979 (44 FR 71413). The standards 
contained in the Policy Interpretation have guided the enforcement of 
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. 
(Title IX), and its implementing regulations, 34 CFR Part 106 (1973), 
in the area of intercollegiate athletics since 1979.
    The Department is accepting public comment on whether the draft 
Clarification provides adequate clarity in areas that have generated 
questions.


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    Dated: September 27, 1995.
Norma V. Cantu,
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
[FR Doc. 95-24391 Filed 9-29-95; 8:45 am]
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