Natalie M. Randolph
Senior Women's Administrator and Title IX Coordinator
District of Columbia State Athletic Association
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Government of the District of Columbia
810 First Street, NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
The DCSAA is committed to ensuring and encouraging gender equity within all District athletic programs and supports initiatives to increase participation among young women and girls as well as ensure a safe environment for all women and girls in athletics. The DCSAA annually participates in National Girls and Women in Sports Day and conducts Title IX training sessions for school athletic administrators and coaches.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. It is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that define and ensure equality in education. The regulations implementing Title IX, published in 1975, prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on gender.
The District of Columbia recently passed the Title IX Athletic Equity Act of 2015. This law requires that all District public and public charter schools submit detailed information about their athletic programs to the DCSAA annually. The law also requires that each Local Education Agency (LEA) designate a Title IX Athletic Coordinator and that each school designate a Title IX Athletic Liaison. The law was passed in an effort to ensure gender equity within athletics for all District student athletes.
The Title IX Athletic Equity Act of 2015 was passed by the DC Council and signed by Mayor Bowser on July 31, 2015