In 1976, my senior year at Auburn, Auburn female students went from being treated like little girls to being treated like the young women they were. This change was all because of Federal Title IX Guidelines being enforced at Auburn. In essence, it meant that what a university made possible for a male student, females must receive equal treatment. This pertained to everything from dorm rules to athletic scholarships. Auburn women would no longer be required to abide by a different set of rules than their male counterparts.
As 1st VP of the Associated Women Students at that time, I was asked to participate along with AU administrators and professors how Title IX would affect Auburn Women Athletics. This federal law opened so many doors for women students, particularly in athletics. Look at the Women’s Athletic program now!
I am proud to have been a part of these changes at Auburn in 1976. I am most proud to see Auburn Women reaping the full benefits of what Title IX Guidelines provided 40 years ago! War “AU Women” Eagle!