College of Communication & Education

Media Arts Student Shares Title IX History

two women standing together

The 1972 passage of Title IX changed Chico State’s Department of Athletics dramatically. Perhaps no one knows this better than Mia Mendoza. The third-year media arts major spent two seasons in the women’s soccer program, but when a health scare caused her to hang up her cleats, she funneled her passion into an internship tackling a special project in the Athletics Department—working to educate all Wildcats and their fans on social media about the legacy of Title IX.

Mendoza has been stunned and inspired by all she’s learned. She is producing a social media post each Tuesday for the Chico State Athletics FacebookTwitter, and Instagram feeds to highlight her discoveries and the inspiring women who helped create opportunities to compete.

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