Cuts and Caps at St. Cloud State U.
Saint Cloud State University announces the planned elimination of 6 teams and roster caps on men’s teams.
Triggered by budget concerns, the plan to cut and cap teams will follow the proportionality playbook in order to comply with Title IX’s gender quota.
Because St. Cloud State is cutting two women’s teams with four men’s teams, the only option the school has meet Title IX compliance standards is proportionality. Although there are technically three ways to comply with Title IX, only proportionality has protected schools when they face litigation.
St. Cloud State undergraduate student enrollment is almost 50%-50% with 4,492 male and 4,488 female students according to US Department of Education websitehttp://ope.ed.gov/athletics/
The site shows gender ratio of 60% male to 40% female athletes for Saint Cloud State. According to reports, the program cuts will eliminate 24 female athletes and 92 male athletes. Roster quotas on baseball, football, men’s swimming, and wrestling will eliminate more male players in order to bring the school to a 50-50% gender ratio.
Here is more proof that the current Title IX regulations permit schools to exclude participation opportunities on the basis of gender, which is exactly what the law is supposed to prevent.
American Sports Council
And once again, we remind everyone of the exact language of the law:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”
More about Title IX at http://americansportscouncil.org/TitleIX/