This component of Title IX applies primarily to colleges and universities that recruit student athletes. Schools should not discriminate against women in the allotment of recruiting budgets. However, a straight dollar figure that is higher for men than women does not automatically indicate a Title IX violation. Nondiscriminatory differences may account for disparities in recruiting budgets, for example if a large number of male basketball players graduate the same year, creating a higher demand for recruiting dollars. However, overall recruiting budgets should be approximately proportional to the percentages of male and female athletes at the school.
Example: At University X, 45% of student athletes are women and 55% are men. However, out of the total recruiting budget, 75% is allocated for recruiting male athletes and only 25% is allocated for recruiting female athletes. Male recruits who come to visit the school are often given the royal treatment, including fancy dinners and nights at a hotel. Female recruits, on the other hand, usually eat at the school cafeteria and stay in the dorms with other female athletes. University X is in violation of Title IX because it does not offer the same treatment and benefits to males and females in its recruiting process.
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- Equipment and Supplies
- Locker Rooms, Practice and Competitive Facilities
- Scheduling of Games and Practice Times
- Travel and Related Expenses
- Access to Tutoring
- Medical and Training Services and Facilities
- Housing and Dining Services and Facilities
- Recruitment of Student Athletes
- Support Services