Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Subject of a Title IX Lawsuit

Guilford CollegeA group of student athletes and former coaches at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the college does not treat its women athletes on par with its male athletes. Women make up 52 percent of the students at the college.

According to allegations made in the lawsuit, Guilford “discriminates on the basis of sex by, among other thing, providing male students with a greater opportunity to participate in varsity and club intercollegiate athletics than it provides to female students and providing superior treatment and benefits to male athletes than female athletes.”

The suit alleges that men received advantages in the provision of equipment and supplies, scheduling of games and practice times, publicity, recruiting, compensation of coaches, academic tutoring, and in medical and training facilities.

The college issued a statement that said it believed the authors of the suit were “misinformed regarding many of the facts.” The college also stated that “equality is one of the long-held core values to which we hold ourselves accountable. To that end, we enthusiastically support and celebrate the achievement of all Guilford College student athletes.”

Filed Under: Title IX


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