Report Finds That Most Black Colleges Are Not in Compliance With Title IX

Women make up nearly two thirds of all enrollments at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. As a result, it has become very difficult for most of the HBCUs to comply with Title IX of the 1972 Equal Opportunity in Education Act, which stipulates that participation in varsity sports should approximately mirror the gender makeup of a college or university’s student body.

A new report from the College Sports Council finds that 72 of the 74 co-educational HBCUs with interscholastic athletics programs are not in compliance with Title IX. Twenty-nine HBCUs are so far out of line with the proportional requirement that they would receive a grade of “F” from the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Allen University and Morris College are the two schools that meet the proportional requirement.