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Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) is a federal law in the United States that requires institutions of higher education that participate in federal student financial aid programs and have intercollegiate athletic programs to disclose information about their athletic programs. This law was enacted to promote transparency and provide information about gender equity in college athletics.

Under the EADA, colleges and universities are required to report data on various aspects of their athletic programs, including:

  1. Participation Rates: Institutions must disclose the number of male and female athletes participating in each varsity sport.

  2. Athletic Financial Support: They must report data on the amount of athletic scholarship aid awarded to male and female athletes.

  3. Operating Expenses: Institutions must provide information about the operating expenses of their athletic departments, including coaching salaries, travel, and facilities.

  4. Revenue: They must report the revenue generated by their athletic programs, including ticket sales, donations, and sponsorships.

This information is made publicly available in an annual report, allowing students, parents, and the public to assess whether there is gender equity in athletic opportunities and funding within a particular institution. The EADA helps ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational programs, including athletics, at institutions receiving federal funding.

For more data about our EADA compliance, click here and search "University of the Southwest."

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