As the Hofstra University Athletics Department celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, we will honor, recognize, and inform our college community of some of the Pride members who have helped make a difference at Hofstra and opened the way to today. current student-athletes, coaches, administrators and teams. Ahead of the June 23 anniversary of Title IX passing, Hofstra Athletics will feature many of the people who have played a role in bringing about change or whose experiences at Hofstra have been enhanced by the efforts of those who serve them. have preceded.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part of (Title IX) the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any school or another educational program that receives funding from the federal government. .
Please consider a gift to celebrate and support the 50th anniversary of Title IX! All proceeds from this campaign will go directly to our Hofstra Athletics Pride Club account for women’s athletics.
This week we feature a video interview with former Hofstra women’s basketball student Sydni Epps who was a pride member from 2012-2017. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and went on to pursue her master’s degree in arts and rhetorical and public studies. Advocacy. As a student-athlete, Epps served as team captain in 2016-17 and was heavily involved with Hofstra’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and CAA’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. President of Hofstra SAAC from 2015 to 2017, Epps organized community service outings, fundraisers and volunteer projects for Hofstra student-athletes. Additionally, Epps served a two-year term as the Colonial Athletic Association’s representative on the NCAA Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was also a voting member of the Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. of NCAA Division I.
Epps was nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 2017 Good Works Team, which recognized a group of student-athletes who demonstrated dedication to community service and selflessness.
Epps is currently Program Manager at SYPartners and previously served as Assistant External Affairs and Community Engagement for the New York Mets and served as Senior Youth Strategy and Social Impact Coordinator at Madison Square. Garden.