Tag Archive | Title IX

Title IX Compliance: NCAA Adopts Sexual Violence Prevention Policy

In August, a formal sexual violence prevention policy was adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors. College coaches, student-athletes, and athletics administrators must now complete education each year in sexual violence prevention. As part of this new policy, the university president or chancellor, athletics director, and Title IX coordinator must attest annually that such education […]

Best Practices for Collegiate Coaches Regarding Title IX

Title IX continues to evolve and the future enforcement of the legislation may be somewhat uncertain due to the transition of leadership at the federal level as summarized by Marissa Pollick in her recent post. Despite this change, coaches still need to understand and follow the law and regulations in addition to working with university […]

Title IX Enforcement: Potential Changes for Schools and Universities

Schools and universities should be informed that Title IX enforcement in the area of campus sexual assault might be scaled back or even eliminated under the new Trump administration. This is particularly significant for athletic directors, coaches, and conference commissioners who are focused on the proper role of collegiate athletic departments in combating and eradicating […]

Shaw Serves as Panelist at NACWAA 2016 Rally

Proud to attend the excellent panel presentation at the NACWAA Rally yesterday, featuring my Shumaker colleague Dana Drew Shaw, along with a packed room of women athletic administrators. The topic, Legal Aspects of Sport Supervision, led to an important discussion and analysis of the major areas of legal concern in collegiate athletic departments today, together […]

Scandals, Investigations, and Media Scrutiny – The Need for Proactive Policies and Procedures in Athletics Departments

With the college football season set to kick off, most attention will turn to wins and losses rather than the off-field issues that place universities and athletic departments in the media spotlight. However, with the increase of internal investigations stemming from Title IX issues of abuse and harassment, matters of student-athlete welfare, and discrimination allegations […]

Sports Law Attorney Joins Shumaker’s Toledo Office

Sports law attorney and Title IX consultant Marissa W. Pollick has joined the Toledo, Ohio, office of the full-service business law firm Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP, as Of Counsel. She is a graduate, with high distinction, of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. Pollick, who has more than 30 […]

The Confusion of Title IX and College Coaches Pay Gap

A common misconception of Title IX is that it applies directly to coaching salaries. While the salaries for coaches of women’s teams are increasing, they still lag far behind that of the coaches who lead men’s teams. Generally, a men’s basketball coach may be paid 2 to 3 times more than a women’s basketball coach […]