October 1972: AAUW and 12 Educational Groups Endorse Title IX

AAUW gathers representatives from 12 national educational organizations for a conference at the AAUW Educational Center. The group writes and publishes a joint statement on gender equity in admissions, financial aid, recruitment of women, and hiring and salaries. AAUW wants the statement to serve as the basis for government standards for how to implement Title IX, which passed just a few months earlier.

In the October 1972 AAUW Journal, Ruth Oltman writes, “Only when each college and university commits itself to making the necessary changes to ensure quality education and equality of employment, regardless of sex, will it be possible for women to become truly productive human beings.”