Title IX and Athletics: Practical Ways to Comply Webcast Recording



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Many athletic administrators and other campus officers have a basic knowledge of Title IX, but struggle with ensuring they are in compliance due to various constraints – budget, history, a perception of limited choices in women’s sports, a lack of good integration with campus administrative and budget processes, a lack of clear understanding by coaches, and so on. This archived webcast will provide a clear guide to complying with Title IX and specific practical suggestions for moving forward from where you are.

Whether you have very little or extensive Title IX experience, and regardless of your institution’s athletic level, competitive goals, or resources, this archived webcast will provide practical ideas for developing and maintaining compliance. A downloadable checklist will be provided to assist you in remembering and applying these lessons.

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for athletic administrators from all NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA institutions; faculty athletics representatives; and non-athletics administrators who have athletics responsibilities or who are concerned with Title IX’s application to athletics. The program will focus on institutions outside the 100 or so “big-time” institutions in the NCAA’s “FBS” subdivision: the 90 percent of two- and four-year institutions with limited resources and/or significant compliance needs.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this webcast, you will be able to identify efficient ways to comply with Title IX in your athletic department.


  • Opening and introduction
  • Issues of the day: Examples from four basic areas of Title IX compliance that are common to all institutions, with a Q&A opportunity in each section
    • How do we define – and achieve – participation objectives for men’s and women’s teams?
    • How do we use resources correctly and effectively?
    • How do we integrate awareness, planning, budgeting, and responsibility for Title IX into our overall athletics program, and into all relevant institutional administrative and governance activities?
    • How do we educate coaches and use them as resources for Title IX, especially in working with other institutional offices such as admissions and development?
  • Final Q&A: An extended opportunity for questions about the webcast-identified “issues” or other issues of interest to the participants


Jeffrey Orleans, Senior Associate, Alden & Associates
Jeff served as executive director of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents and commissioner of the Ivy League from 1984 to 2009, following nine years as a special assistant to University of North Carolina President William Friday and four years as a federal civil rights attorney, during which time he helped write the original regulation for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. He has been active for years in governance of the NCAA and in the Collegiate Commissioners Association and of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is a past editor of NACUA’s Journal of College and University Law, and was named an NACUA Fellow in 1999. Currently, Jeff is a senior associate at Alden & Associates and a consultant on financing college athletics with the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. He was a panelist at the spring 2011 NCAA Gender Equity forum, has conducted a number of conference and institutional Title IX programs, and speaks and writes frequently about athletic and other issues in higher education.

Andrea “Andi” Seger, Senior Associate, Alden and Associates
As a long-time athletics administrator in NCAA Division I, Andi focuses on feasibility studies, Title IX reviews, compliance reviews, and strategic planning. Andi had a 27-year career at Ball State University as assistant professor, assistant athletics trainer, and director of intercollegiate athletics for women under the school’s split department system. In 1995 the university combined its men’s and women’s programs and, following her 12-year tenure heading the women’s athletics program, selected Andi as the first-ever director of intercollegiate athletics for its newly combined program. She served for eight years on the NCAA Committee on Athletic Certification, four years on the NCAA Division I Management Council and was Interim Executive Director for NACWAA(National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators) from January through March of 2010.


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