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Creating Opportunities For All

June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity by any education program or activity that receives federal funds.

Beginning on the anniversary and continuing throughout the year, Gardner-Webb University will explore 50 years of Title IX by examining how far gender equality has come in the United States since 1972 and what more needs to be done. 

Honoring the Past, Present and Future


Help us tell the story by sharing your experiences. We want to recognize and celebrate our alumni, faculty, staff, and students who have been impacted by the Title IX law and the opportunities and experiences it has provided and protected. 
Share your story, as well as a photo or video/audio recording with us to be included in the storytelling we publish on our website and social platforms.

Our Pioneers and Trailblazers

As we celebrate the impact of Title IX , we cannot forget to honor the women of the Gardner-Webb community who paved the way and their incredible success and achievements.

Gardner-Webb Legacy

Gardner-Webb has a long history of success in women’s sports, education and leadership. Take a look at our timeline of key events before, during and after this landmark law was passed in 1972.

Make a Donation to GWU Women’s Athletics

This is an opportunity to make an impact on women’s athletics for current and future Runnin’ Bulldogs. Your contributions will help to strengthen and support our athletics programs. We hope you will join us in making a difference!

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We Gardner-Webb community is #UnitedbyIX and celebrating #GWUHerStory

Follow us on social and to learn more about how Title IX has impacted Gardner-Webb University and look out for our celebration messages!

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