Housing and dining services and facilities

This component applies mainly to colleges and universities that provide housing and dining services for student athletes. The overall quality of services should be the same for male and female athletes. There may be allowable differences between sports; however, there should not be significant disparities between men’s and women’s teams.

Example: If a university provides special catering for the men’s football and basketball teams, which is superior to the food provided to other athletic teams, but provides no such special catering for any women’s team, the school is in violation of this aspect of Title IX. Similarly, if male athletes are consistently provided with larger or better dorm rooms than are female athletes, or receive other special treatment, such as laundry services that female athletes do not, this would be a violation of Title IX.


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