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When Mary Bell came to NIU in 1957, she was told to spend 75 percent of her time teaching Physical Education and the rest leading intramurals and intercollegiate sports for women. “Pretty soon, they took intramurals off,” Bell says. “I was excited about that. The intercollegiate role was what I was really interested in.” Considered...
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Illinois legislators recently approved the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. To comply with this law, all faculty, staff and student employees must complete Title IX training between Monday, May 16, and Friday, July 8, according to designated training dates organized by employment classification: May 16 – May 27: Faculty and SPS May 31...
Karen Baker
Northern Illinois University is a community of diverse people, ideas, services and programs. The university is committed to providing students, faculty, staff and guests a safe, equitable and supportive environment in which to work, learn and live. To help NIU fulfill its mission, Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance (AAEC) works to ensure that that the...
Connie Teaberry
Northern Illinois Athletics will recognize its proud tradition of women’s athletics at every home football game this season to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal legislation that provided women with unprecedented opportunities to participate in intercollegiate athletics. At each game, NIU will honor some of the women who have made a...
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Simply stated, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be...