"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."

-Title XI of the Education Amendments of 1972

The long and storied Springfield College history of the pioneering spirit of progress, of equality, and of social justice are being celebrated in 2022-23 as the College community marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. Convened by President Mary-Beth Cooper, PhD, DM, the Title IX Commemoration Steering Committee is planning College-wide events to celebrate the breadth of impact Title IX has had on education.

In addition to commencement speaker gender-equity advocate Billie Jean King, Celebrating Opportunity: 50 Years of Title XI will include numerous other events.

The Title IX Commemoration Steering Committee charged by the President's Leadership Team is comprised of Director of Alumni Relations Tamie Kidess Lucey '81, G'82; Director of Athletics Craig Poisson, G'90, DPE,'99; Professor of Physical Education Kathy Mangano '86, G'88, EdD; Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Well-Being and Senior Woman Administrator Michelle Lee Scecina '97, G'01; Professor of Communications Marty Dobrow;  Editorial Director and Triangle Editor in Chief Jane Johnson Vottero, G'10; graduate student Juhi Dasrath; and undergraduate student athlete Callie Morris. Dean of the School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership M. Susan Guyer, DPE'03; Women's Basketball Coach and Associate Professor of Physical Education Naomi Graves, G'85, are co-chairs.

Celebrating Opportunity: 50 Years of Title XI Events