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Title IX Compliance Officer

Each institution receiving federal funds is required to designate a Title IX compliance officer. The UC Davis Title IX compliance officer is

Wendi Delmendo
(530) 752-9466

Gender Equity in UC Davis Athletics


Basketball player Paige Mintun of Valley Center, Calif., finished her senior season in 2011 as one of the best post players in program history. She is the first Aggie in team history to win three all-conference first-team honors. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

Women's athletics are a high priority at UC Davis, which has received national honors for the strength and variety of its women's sports, including twice being named the best Division II school for women athletes by Sports Illustrated for Women.

Three times since 1991, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has selected a student-athlete from UC Davis as the NCAA Woman of the Year.

UC Davis currently sponsors 14 women’s varsity sports, more than the Division I national average of 10.3, and five more than the nine men’s varsity sports at UC Davis.

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Photo: Nona Richardson

Nona Richardson

Q&A with Nona Richardson

Nona Richardson, executive senior associate athletics director and senior woman administrator at UC Davis, shares her thoughts on Title IX gender equity at UC Davis. Richardson, who will begin serving as interim athletics director on July 1, joined UC Davis in April 2007 and has more than 30 years of intercollegiate athletics experience as a student-athlete, coach and administrator.

Title IX Athletics Administrative Advisory Committee

The UC Davis Title IX Athletics Administrative Advisory Committee serves as an oversight and review body to ensure that the university’s intercollegiate athletics (ICA) program complies with Title IX.

The committee reviews ICA’s Gender Equity Strategic Plan and the implementation of that plan’s multi-year goals and evaluates data on all measures of Title IX compliance, including participation opportunities; grants-in-aid; and other athletic benefits and opportunities such as equipment and supplies, scheduling of games and practice times, travel policies and support services.

The committee is chaired by the Title IX compliance officer and is composed of students, staff and faculty. Both the senior woman administrator from ICA and the faculty athletics representative serve on the committee.

The committee meets at least five times during the academic year and provides the chancellor and vice chancellor of Student Affairs with an annual report in September.

Last updated May 27, 2011