Title IX

SIU-Carbondale will add women's soccer to its athletics lineup beginning with the 2019 season.
 
SIU-C will immediately begin a search for a head coach to lead the program, which will compete as an independent during its first season before joining the Missouri Valley Conference as the league's ninth member in 2020.

A woman who was instrumental in the development of Title IX says the SIU athletic department may have an uphill battle in defending against a complaint it violated the 1972 law.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating a Title IX complaint against Saluki athletics following a decision to eliminate the men's and women's tennis teams earlier this year.