Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 205 Board of Higher Education Act. Section 9.24

    (110 ILCS 205/9.24)

    Sec. 9.24. Sports Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics. For the purpose of attaining gender equity in intercollegiate athletics, public institutions of higher education may grant, in addition to any such amounts previously authorized by the Board, tuition waivers in an amount not to exceed 1% of all tuition income. Intercollegiate athletics, for purposes of this Section, shall include only those sports sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, but shall not include club sports.

    Before issuing any such tuition waiver, public institutions of higher education shall place on file with the Board a plan for achieving gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. The plan shall include, but not be limited to:

        (1) intercollegiate sports opportunities available to

    both men and women;

        (2) activities to be undertaken by the institution to

    achieve gender equity in intercollegiate athletics;

        (3) identification of the barriers to achieving and

    maintaining equitable intercollegiate athletic opportunities for men and women;

        (4) progress in achieving sports equity in compliance

    with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and

        (5) the use of tuition waivers for attaining gender

    equity in intercollegiate sports.

    The Board shall report every 3 years to the General Assembly and the Governor, on or before the second Wednesday of April, beginning in 2002, with a description of the plans submitted by each public institution of higher education relative to attainment of gender equity in intercollegiate sports. The report shall include financial data on tuition waivers and other intercollegiate athletic expenditures for men and women, the effectiveness of the plans, and the degree of compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

(Source: P.A. 91-792, eff. 6-9-00.)

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