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Washington State Gender Equity Regulations

Ensuring Equity in Athletics

Washington state’s Gender Equality in Higher Education statute prohibits “discrimination on the basis of gender against any student in institutions of higher education in Washington.” The law forbids discrimination in student assistance and services in academic programs, and in athletics, both intercollegiate and intramural.

The law also focuses on recreational activities, including intramural athletics and club sports, mandating that they be “offered to meet the interests of students,” and facilities and services must be provided for recreational sports without disparities based on gender. Intercollegiate athletic programs at the state's two-year colleges must comply with the requirement of the gender equity statute.

Gender equity data collection was collected by the SBCTC until 2003 when changes were made at the federal level, requiring colleges to directly submit the equity data elements to the U.S. Department of Education. This data can be found using the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.  

Equity in Athletics Data Analysis

U.S. Department of Education Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool provides rapid customized reports related to athletics equity data.

EADA Form Guide

The EADA Form Guide provides help completing the annual requirement on gender equality in college athletics.

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