It is the intent of this Policy that student aid funds administered by the University are awarded to men and women in a nondiscriminatory manner. A campus may not at its own discretion set aside any University-administe red student aid funds in a manner that would result in discrimination on the basis of sex in the amount or type of aid received by University students on that campus. However, as provided in Federal and State laws, certain funds may be administered on a sex-restricted basis (see Section 153.22).
The University may administer and assist outside organizations in the administration of selected sex-restricted scholarships, fellowships, prizes, or other forms of financial aid, so long as the overall effect of the sex-restricted awards on each campus does not result in discrimination on the basis of sex in the overall campus student aid program.
The University may continue to accept, for direct University administration, irrevocable gifts which impose mandatory sex restrictions on the award of student financial aid which meet the following two conditions.
a) The funds must have been established pursuant to domestic or foreign wills, trusts, bequests, or similar legal instruments or by acts of a foreign government. A letter conveying an irrevocable gift of sex-restricted student aid funds to the University, regardless of the source of the funds, would qualify the funds for University administration under the exception permitted in Federal and State laws.
b) The instrument from which the funds derive must require that awards be made to members of a particular sex.
As new funds are accepted, periodic review of the overall student financial aid program should be undertaken by each campus to assure that the overall impact of the financial aid program remains nondiscriminatory within the meaning of this Policy.
The University may administer and assist in the administration of scholarships and other aid established by foreign or domestic wills, trusts, or similar legal instruments or by acts of foreign governments to provide members of one sex with opportunities to study abroad, provided that reasonable opportunities for similar studies for members of the other sex are made available. These opportunities may be provided from either domestic or foreign sources.
It is the intent of this Policy that men and women student athletes should have reasonable opportunities for athletic grants-in-aid in proportion to the number of students of each sex participating in intercollegiate athletics. This does not mean that such grants must be awarded in proportion to the number of students participating in each individual sport. There may be differences in the number of grants for each team, but the general policy governing awards must be the same for men and women. Any short term deviation from substantial proportionality must be based on nondiscriminatory factors.
This section does not apply to campuses which do not award athletic grants.
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