For the first time, women outnumber men in undergraduate enrollment at degree-granting institutions.
DEC. 11, 1979:
The Office for Civil Rights issues a policy interpretation that outlines three ways an institution can prove it is in compliance with Title IX.
In Alexander v. Yale, an appeals court establishes that sexual harassment is illegal because it is a form of sex discrimination covered by Title IX.
The NCAA crowns Division I national champions for the first time in women's cross-country, field hockey, volleyball, swimming, basketball, golf, gymnastics, tennis, outdoor track and softball. This hastens the dissolution of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, which had administered championships for the previous 10 years.
Women earn more bachelor's degrees than men for the first time.