Rowan University Will Now Let Women Athletes Practice in Sports Bras

A New Jersey college that reportedly barred female athletes from practicing in sports bras has agreed to develop a written policy that would allow it. After a Rowan University track-and-field athlete complained about the dress code earlier this week, it made headlines. In response, University administrators said on their Facebook page that the they were unaware of what they called a “verbal policy” requiring female students to keep their shirts on. “Rowan’s administration has met with the Athletics Department and promises immediately to develop a written policy that allows women athletes to wear sports-bra tops without shirts during practices,” the post said. “The University recognizes that while the verbal policy attempted to set standards, it could be misunderstood and does not accommodate today’s training practices across sports.”