The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released three new resources Feb. 17 to support equal opportunity in athletic programs consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

OCR designed these documents to help students, parents, coaches, athletic directors and school officials evaluate whether a school is meeting its legal duty to provide equal athletic opportunity regardless of sex.

An overview resource provides examples of the kinds of situations that could, depending upon facts and circumstances, raise Title IX concerns at any education level. OCR also released two specialized resources – one for K-12 schools and one for colleges and universities – that offer information specific to these school communities.

You can download the resources below: