College - Author 1

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Experience Industry Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration



Primary Advisor

Brian Greenwood, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Experience Industry Management Department


Since the implementation of Title IX, the law has increased opportunities for female participation in intercollegiate athletics and changed the perception of women's sports. The purpose of this study was to examine the practices that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) implemented to support Title IX. The methodology of the case study was to create research questions and an instrument that was utilized to guide the researcher when collecting data. The findings of the study concluded that the governmental structure of the NCAA lacks the necessary power to implement policies that support Title IX, but the committees within the organization work effectively to increase opportunities for underrepresented individuals. The resources provided to member institutions in supporting Title IX are difficult to access. It is recommended that the NCAA includes stipulations in membership agreements with universities that include Title IX compliance reports and surveys of female students and athletes.