The 2005 Title IX Clarification Debate

The clarification states that "schools may assume that nonresponse to the census indicates an actual lack of interest if all students have been given an easy opportunity to respond to the census, the purpose of the census has been made clear, and students have been informed that the school will take nonresponse as an indication of lack of interest."

"Those of us on campus know full well that students don't respond to e-mail surveys," Sweet said.

She added another criticism of the clarification.

"What is most bothersome is that the survey would be administered to the existing student population," Sweet said. "If a student had serious interest in a sport and that institution didn't offer that sport, that student would probably choose another university."

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