Year-End Report of the Committee on Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, 1995-96, March 25, 1996
Mr. William Schilling, Director of Student Financial Services, spoke to the committee on three occasions regarding the ways that students at Penn finance their education. Mr. Schilling provided the committee with an analysis of the debt incurred by financially aided students and financially aided athletes. The summary statistics for the two groups were:
All Aided Students: Aided Athletes: Average: $16,264 $16,702 Median: $16,655 $16,875
The committee felt that even if these differences were statistically significant that they were small enough to not raise a concern that the athletes were required to incur a significant amount of debt in order to participate in athletic programs.
During the year the committee received information on the NCAA Accreditation, the Gender Equity lawsuit brought under Title IX, and the administrative restructuring from Mr. Bilsky, the Director of Athletics.
Finally, we investigated the current state of the athletic facilities by inviting comments from the various user groups. Information was collected and discussed by the committee and forwarded to the Director of Athletics.
Further, Dr. Larry Moneta provided to the committee a current list of the various additional recreational opportunities available in the residences.
The committee supports the efforts of the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life to continue their actions to find solutions to the problems caused by the limited space at the University regarding the opportunities for recreational athletics.
-- Submitted by Ed Lusk, Chair
Volume 42 Number 29
April 23, 1996
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