(110 ILCS 205/9.24)
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
(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
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.)