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Title IX: Athletics: Ball State University (IN): (05096001)

Ball State University (BSU) submitted an agreement to resolve a Title IX compliance review that OCR initiated to investigate whether BSU is providing equal intercollegiate athletic opportunities to members of both sexes with respect to various components of BSU’s intercollegiate athletics program.    Prior to the conclusion of OCR’s investigation, BSU signed a Resolution Agreement which, when fully implemented, will ensure that the University provides equal athletic opportunity for members of both sexes in nine specific components of its intercollegiate athletics program.  In part, the agreement requires BSU to ensure that the operating budgets provided to its men’s and women’s sports teams are sufficient to ensure equal opportunities for its men and women athletes in the nine component areas, and that coaches and athletes of women’s teams are not required to engage in fundraising to a greater extent than the men’s teams in order to ensure equal opportunities..   In addition, to address concerns raised during OCR’s investigation that those advocating on behalf of women’s teams faced retaliation by BSU, the agreement requires BSU to conduct an investigation (and report the results to OCR) of all coaching changes that have occurred in the last five years to ensure that no such changes resulted from retaliation for the coaches’ or their athletes’ having engaged in activities protected by Title IX, and to develop and implement procedures to ensure that future coaching changes are nondiscriminatory and non-retaliatory under Title IX.   Read the Resolution Letter download files PDF (4.7M) | Read the Resolution Agreement download files PDF (2.7M)

Last Modified: 01/15/2020