A coalition of women’s advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum will hand deliver a demand letter to the front doors of the NCAA Convention today in Phoenix, Arizona.

The letter is signed by Independent Women’s Forum, Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS), Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), Champion Women, Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, International Consortium on Female Sports (ICFS), Women’s Declaration International (WDI-USA), Concerned Women for America, Independent Women’s Law Center, Young Women for America, and Independent Women’s Network and has the signatures of many female athletes including Riley Gaines, Martina Navratilova, Paula Scanlan, Nancy Hogshead, and others.

The women’s advocacy organizations represent the voices of thousands of current and former NCAA female athletes, coaches, and parents of athletes who are concerned about the current NCAA policies adversely affecting female athletes and the future of women’s sports.

The world of collegiate sports is a zero sum game. Allowing men who identify as transgender on women’s teams takes opportunities away from women. This is sex discrimination. 

While the. NCAA may not be bound by Title IX, the schools that make up its membership are, and the NCAA has an obligation to help its member schools comply with equal opportunity mandates, not subvert them.

In the letter, the groups are demanding the NCAA:

  • Repeal all policies and rules that allow male athletes to take roster spots on women’s teams and/or compete in women’s events, and
  • Establish and enforce the right of female athletes to participate in sports based on sex, and
  • Require its member institutions to provide single-sex locker rooms for female athletes.