Golden Gate University Law Review


This Comment will analyze the development of Title IX, as it affects female athletes, from its inception in 1972 to the publication by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) of the final policy interpretation in December of 1979. In particular, the final policy will be carefully scrutinized to determine whether it is consistent with and, more specifically, how well it serves the important public policy goals which informed the statute. Although the analysis will reveal weaknesses in HEW's policy, specific remedies are suggested which will aid in ensuring equal opportunity for intercollegiate sportswomen.