Washington State Gender Equity Regulations
Washington State’s Gender Equity Statute [RCW 28B.110] 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.
RCW 28B.110 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 submit the equity data elements to the U. S. Department of Education directly. This data can be found using the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.
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