[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 921 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 921

 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of 
 higher education to disclose participation rates, and program support 
  expenditures, in college athletic programs, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 17, 1993

   Mrs. Collins of Illinois introduced the following bill; which was 
            referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of 
 higher education to disclose participation rates, and program support 
  expenditures, in college athletic programs, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Equity in Athletics Disclosure 
Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (1) participation in athletic pursuits play an important 
        role in teaching young Americans how to work on teams, handle 
        challenges and overcome obstacles;
            (2) participation in athletic pursuits play an important 
        role in keeping the minds and bodies of young Americans healthy 
        and physically fit;
            (3) there is increasing concern among citizens, educators, 
        and public officials regarding the athletic opportunities for 
        young men and women at institutions of higher education;
            (4) a recent study by the National Collegiate Athletic 
        Association found that in Division I-A institutions, only 20 
        percent of the average athletic department operations budget of 
        $1,310,000 is spent on women's athletics; 15 percent of the 
        average recruiting budget of $318,402 is spent on recruiting 
        female athletes; the average scholarship expenses for men is 
        $1,300,000 and $505.246 for women; and an average of 143 grants 
        are awarded to male athletes and 59 to women athletes;
            (5) female college athletes receive less than 18 percent of 
        the athletics recruiting dollar and less than 24 percent of the 
        athletics operating dollar;
            (6) male college athletes receive approximately 
        $179,000,000 more per year in athletic scholarship grants than 
        female college athletes;
            (7) prospective students and prospective student athletes 
        should be aware of the commitments of an institution to 
        providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and 
        women students; and
            (8) knowledge of an institution's expenditures for women's 
        and men's athletic programs would help prospective students and 
        prospective student athletes make informed judgments about the 
        commitments of a given institution of higher education to 
        providing equitable athletic benefits to its men and women 
        students.

SEC. 3. AMENDMENT.

    Section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is amended by 
adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(g) Disclosure of Athletic Program Participation Rates and 
Financial Support Data.--
            ``(1) Data required.--Each institution of higher education 
        which participates in any program under this title, and has an 
        intercollegiate athletic program, shall annually submit a 
        report to the Secretary that contains the following:
                    ``(A) For each men's team, women's team, and any 
                team that includes both male and female athletes, the 
                following data:
                            ``(i) the total number of participants and 
                        their gender;
                            ``(ii) the total scholarship expenditures;
                            ``(iii) a figure that represents the total 
                        scholarship expenditures divided by the total 
                        number of participants;
                            ``(iv) the total number of contests for the 
                        team;
                            ``(v) the total operating expenses for the 
                        team;
                            ``(vi) the total recruiting expenses for 
                        the team;
                            ``(vii) the total personnel expenses for 
                        the team;
                            ``(viii) whether the head coach is male or 
                        female and whether the head coach is full time 
                        or part time;
                            ``(ix) the number of assistant coaches that 
                        are male and the number of assistant coaches 
                        that are female and whether each particular 
                        coach is full time or part time;
                            ``(x) the number of graduate assistant 
                        coaches that are male and the number of 
                        graduate assistant coaches that are female;
                            ``(xi) the number of volunteer assistant 
                        coaches that are male and the number of 
                        volunteer assistant coaches that are female;
                            ``(xii) the ratio of participants to 
                        coaches;
                            ``(xiii) the full compensation of the head 
                        coach; and
                            ``(xiv) the full compensation of the 
                        assistant coaches; and
                    ``(B) A statement of the following:
                            ``(i) the ratio of male participants to 
                        female participants in the entire athletic 
                        program; and
                            ``(ii) the ratio of male scholarship 
                        expenses to female scholarship expenses in the 
                        entire athletic program.
            ``(2) Disclosure to prospective students.--When an 
        institution of higher education offers admission to a potential 
        student, such institution shall provide to the student the 
        information contained in the report submitted by such 
        institution to the Secretary under paragraph (1).
            ``(3) Disclosure to the public.--An institution of higher 
        education must make available to the public, upon request, the 
        information contained in the report submitted by such 
        institution to the Secretary under paragraph (1).
            ``(4) Secretary of education's duty to publish a report of 
        the data.--On an annual basis, the Secretary, using the reports 
        submitted under this subsection, shall compile and publish a 
        report containing the information collected broken down by (A) 
        the individual institutions, and (B) by the athletic 
        conferences recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic 
        Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate 
        Athletics.
            ``(5) Definition.--For the purposes of this subsection, the 
        term `operating expenses' means all nonscholarship 
        expenditures.
            ``(6) Reports to congress.--The Secretary shall submit the 
        reports compiled pursuant to this subsection to the appropriate 
        committees of Congress on an annual basis.
            ``(7) Effective date.--This subsection takes effect July 1, 
        1993, except that the first report to the Secretary shall be 
        due on July 1, 1994.''.

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