OSU Gets an ‘A’ in Gender Equity

January 23rd, 2008

From the Oregonian:

Oregon State University ranked second among Pacific-10 Conference schools and seventh nationwide in a recent study on gender equity in college athletics.

The fifth Gender Equity Scorecard, which pertained to the 2005-06 academic year, graded 115 Division I colleges. Oregon State was among 11 colleges receiving an “A” grade. The University of Oregon, ranking 97th, was among 19 to receive an “F” grade.

Charles L. Kennedy, a professor at Penn State York conducted the study. The scorecard graded the colleges on five criteria relating to women’s athletics: participation, scholarship money, coaches’ salaries, recruitment budget and operating expenses. The data for the report came from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s study on gender equity, by means of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act.

–mko

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