Institutional Research

Athletic Gender Equity Report

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE
Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Report
October 2014

INTRODUCTION

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs, including athletics, and requires that each institution designate at least one Title IX coordinator to oversee compliance.

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education is responsible for enforcing Title IX of this amendment. Evidence of providing nondiscriminatory participation opportunities for individuals of both genders is determined by meeting the three (3) criteria as provided by the Office of Civil Rights:

  1. Participation – opportunities for male and female students is substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments in the College.

    One of the fundamental requirements of Title IX is that equitable opportunities to participate in intercollegiate sports must be offered to members of each gender. This does not mean that schools must offer identical athletics teams for males and females, or identical numbers of athletics participation opportunities. Rather, Title IX provides three separate ways to examine participation and meet that particular mandate.
    1. Prong One – Participation Opportunities Proportionate to Enrollment – A school can demonstrate compliance with this if it can show that the athletics participation rate of the under-represented sex is substantially proportionate to the school’s full-time undergraduate enrollment.
    2. Prong Two – History and Continuing Practice of Program Expansion – If an institution has a history and continued practice of program expansion that is demonstrably responsive to the developing interests and abilities of the under-represented sex.
    3. Prong Three – Effective Accommodation of Athletics Interests and Abilities – If the school can demonstrate that they are fully and effectively accommodating the interests and abilities of the under-represented sex.
  2. Athletic Financial Assistance – equitable allocation of scholarship dollars.
  3. Other Program Benefits – including the provision of equipment and supplies, scheduling, travel, tutoring, coaching, locker rooms, facilities, medical and training facilities and services, publicity, recruiting, and support services.

Chadron State College has elected to use the second prong for determining gender equity within its athletic program offerings: Chadron State College has increased women’s sport offerings and continues to demonstrate a history of program expansion. The male sport of football produces a significant higher total of male student-athletes which does not allow CSC to use Prong 1 (dealing with participation opportunities proportionate to enrollment). Efforts will continue to increase women’s sport offerings to expand opportunities for competition.

ANALYSIS OF CURRENT STATUS

1. Participation

Number of Undergraduates (full-time, baccalaureate, degree-seeking students)

  Number of Students Percentage
Male Undergraduates 794 45%
Female Undergraduates 972 55%
Total Undergraduates 1,766 100%

Number of Athletes

The total unduplicated number of student athletes at Chadron State College in 2013-2014 was 348. There were 252 men and 96 women who participated in intercollegiate athletics. 69.2% of the participants were men and 30.8% were women. The breakdown by individual sport is below:

List all sports and number of participants by gender as below.

Mens: Women:
Basketball 16 Basketball 12
Cross Country 15 Cross Country 15
Football 156 Golf 7
Indoor Track 59 Softball 21
Outdoor Track 60 Indoor Track 38
Wrestling 29 Outdoor Track 39
    Volleyball 17
Total* 335   149
*Participant totals may be duplicated due to athlete participation in more than one

2. Athletic Financial Assistance

Athletic Student Aid

The total athletic student financial aid expenditures for athletics in 2013-2014 were $858,728. The men’s program was awarded $568,001 and the women’s program received $290,727. 66.2% of athletic student financial aid was granted to men and 33.8% was granted to women. A breakdown by individual sport is below:

List all sports and dollar amount of financial aid by gender as below

Mens: Women:
Basketball $88,307 Basketball $67,409
Football $273,987 Golf $13,844
Track Combined $131,118 Softball $55,633
Wrestling $574,589 Track, Combined $85660
    Volleyball $68,181
Total $568,001   $290,727

3. Other Program Benefits

Operating Expenditures

The total operating expenditures for athletics in 2013-2014 were $728,418. The men’s program spent $455,409 and the women’s program spent $273,009. 62.5% of operating expenditures were spent by men and 37.5% spent on the women’s program. A breakdown by individual sport is below:

List all sports and dollars spent by gender as below.

Mens: Women:
Basketball $77,667 Basketball $57,874
Football $215,479 Golf $19,029
Track Combined $104,728 Softball $75,893
Wrestling $57,535 Track, Combined $72,742
    Volleyball $47,471
Total $455,409   $273,009

Recruiting Expenses

The total recruiting expenditures for athletics in 2013-2014 were $38,561, with the men’s program spending $26,715, the women’s program spending $11,846. 69.3% of the recruiting dollars were for men and 30.7% for women. A breakdown by individual sport is below:

List all sports and dollars spent by gender as below.

Mens: Women:
Basketball $6,046 Basketball $4,735
Football $18,099 Golf $98
Track Combined $1,528 Softball $3,810
Wrestling $1,042 Track, Combined $1,075
    Volleyball $2,128
Total $26,715   $11,846

Head Coaches’ Salaries – Men’s and Women’s Teams
Average Annual Institution Salary per Head Coach

Assistant Coaches’ Salaries – Men’s and Women’s Teams
Average Annual Institution Salary per Assistant Coach

Summary of Chadron State College Operating Expenditures Data

69.2% of the total athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at Chadron State College were men, and 30.8% were women. Men received 62.5% of the operating budget, and women received 37.5%. In recruiting expenditures, men spent 69.3% and women spent 30.7%. Athletic student financial aid received by men was 66.2% and aid granted to women was 33.8%.