This year marks the 40th year since title IX was passed, and a local university is celebrating.
Professors and women's coaches at Indiana State University celebrated the law that prevents gender exclusion in college education and athletics on Wednesday.
Students and staff held a panel discussion on campus to commemorate the law that also ensures equal school funding for both genders.
ISU professor and former coach, Jolynn Kuhlman, spoke about the evolutionary role Title IX has played in women's sports.
She says even though it's not a perfect system, we've come a long way in 40 years.
We've had IX for 40 years and now we can see in our athletes the effects of that. We're still not done with IX, it's still a living breathing thing that's going to change over the years," said Kuhlman.
Kuhlman says it's important to continue to fight for the evolution of Title IX.