Women's Track and Field Club proposes "some program" over equal program

Separate and Not Equal
Date: 
November 1981

At the conclusion of its letter petitioning for intercollegiate team status, the Women's Track and Field Club proposed three budget options. The first outlined a minimal budget without food, awards, or travel expenses; the second a moderate program after the model of the men's team; and the third a "high quality program separate from but equal to the men's program." The club cited the existing economic environment as the impetus behind its recommendation of the second program. The letter's closing remarks illustrate the status of women's sports in the 1980s: "In an ageĀ  when most colleges and universities are attempting to equalize their men's and women's programs, we are not asking for an equal program--only the existance of some program."

Location of Document in Archives: 
Track and Field Box 2 Folder 1