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Title IX is a piece of federal legislation that was passed by the U.S. Congress as a part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The purpose of Title IX was to prevent individuals from being excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program that receives federal funding on the basis of sex. The law was written with intentional ambiguity, leaving room for interpretation. The early implementation had its greatest impacts in collegiate athletics. Thus, Title IX attempted to give females the same access to collegiate athletics that were available to males. Despite its primary focus on male and female collegiate athletics, Title IX now plays a major role in campus sexual violence. In 2011, the Department of ...

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