II-302 NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY OF THE ATHLETIC BOARD

II-302 NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY OF THE ATHLETIC BOARD

  1. It is the policy of the Athletic Board to make intercollegiate athletic competition, facilities, administrative resources, coaching, and ancillary personnel available to all qualified undergraduate students without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, or sex in a manner consistent with law and the needs and interests of the student body and the university. It is recognized that in some sports combining men and women on the same team would virtually eliminate women competitors and that the sponsoring of separate teams would foster additional opportunities for competition.  Therefore, this policy is not intended to mandate abolition of “men’s” and “women’s” teams but to permit either integrated or separate programs for men and for women where desirable because of competitive opportunities, conference rules, and the like.
  2. Employment in any position in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics must be in accordance with the principles and practices established by the government of the United States and the State of Wisconsin for affirmative action.
  3. Whenever a Wisconsin team plays the team of another institution in any athletic event, the members of the Wisconsin team shall be permitted to travel together, lodge and dine together, and play together as a team without discriminating against any member of the team regardless of the policy of the institution, or of local or state laws, or of local customs or practices. This declaration of policy shall be included in all contracts executed to play other institutions, and shall be a condition upon which the contract is entered into. Inability to comply with this anti-discrimination policy after a contract to play has been signed shall result in cancellation of the game or contest.

[UW-Madison Faculty Document 164 – 5 November 1973]