Rutgers logo
Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Nine on Title IX

Half a century after this groundbreaking gender-equity legislation was signed into law, nine informed voices from Rutgers’ faculty offer powerful reflections and unique perspectives on Title IX’s far-reaching effects.

Valentina Gil

Growing up as the daughter of Colombian immigrants, Valentina Gil thought a college degree was out of reach even though her mother stressed the importance of higher education.

But Gil was able to accomplish what she once thought would be an impossible dream. With the help of Rutgers Future Scholars, which provides mentoring and services starting in middle school and a full scholarship to college, Gil will earn her undergraduate degree in May and work toward pursuing a master’s degree in social work.