Arthur Bryant Tells Sportico: Federal Title IX Report “Confirms the Sad, Shameful Truth.”

Arthur Bryant, Bailey Glasser partner and Title IX team leader, was quoted in a new Sportico article discussing the recent U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report: “COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Education Should Improve Its Title IX Enforcement Efforts.”

According to Sportico, the GAO report found that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, responsible for enforcing Title IX, was failing in its efforts. It noted that, during the 2021-22 academic year, 93% of universities had female athletic participation rates lower than their enrollment rate, while 63% of schools had participation-enrollment gaps of 10% or more. You can read the full GAO report here.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination by schools that receive federal funds, including almost all colleges and universities nationwide. The report, Bryant said, shows that “[m]ost colleges in America are violating Title IX and depriving women of equal opportunities to participate in intercollegiate athletics. The federal government isn’t enforcing the law and making them comply like it should. So this illegal sex discrimination is continuing.”

Arthur Bryant is the nation’s leading Title IX attorney representing both female and male athletes in gender equity lawsuits against schools like San Diego State, Fresno State, and Oregon to the University of Central Oklahoma, Florida State, and Clemson. He has successfully represented more women athletes and potential athletes in Title IX litigation against schools and universities than any lawyer in the country.

“This report confirms the sad, shameful truth,” Bryant told Sportico. “If girls and women want it to stop, they have to be willing to stand up, fight, and sue.”

To read the full Sportico article, please visit here.

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