August 23, 2014
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Women Athletes at RIT PR musings

RIT was recently cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education for being a leader in providing athletic opportunites for women.

RIT was in the top five nationally among Division III universities. Specifically, 46% of its student athletes are women, while 30% of its student population are women, so that women athletes are overrepresented by about 16%. Of the five universities, RIT had the highest percent of women athletes (46%) and the third highest difference (16%) between the percentage of women athletes and the percentage of women in the total campus population. Of NCAA Division I universities, RIT’s difference in percentages ranks second; among NCAA Division II universities, RIT ranks third.

Despite all of the furor in recent years about Title IX and the quantity of women in intercollegiate athletics, RIT is leading the pack in providing athletic opportunities for women. Read this article in the Chronicle of Higher EducationGender Quotas? Not in College Sports.

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