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Liz Dopp collection on RIT women's hockey

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0447

Scope and Contents

Liz Dopp collection on RIT women's hockey consists of an RIT letter sweater, a women's hockey pullover jacket worn by Lizz Dopp, numerous photographs of hockey team members and programs from hockey games and senior awards reception. There is also considerable documentation of a controversy involving the inequity of women's vs. men's athletics at RIT in light of Title IX violations.


  • Creation: 1979-1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Liz Dopp holds a B.S. in Business Administration from RIT ('84) and a Master of Library & Information Studies from University at Buffalo. Prior to joining the School of Print Media, Liz was as an academic librarian with RIT's Wallace Center for 18+ years.

RIT added women's varsity hockey for the 1975–1976 season. After many years in the ECAC East, RIT moved to the ECAC West league for the 2007–2008 season. The team made three NCAA tournament appearances at the Division III level, in 2007, 2011, and 2012, with a record of 5-2 in tournament games. They lost their lone game in the 2007 campaign to Amherst College. In their 2011 campaign, the lady Tigers lost at home, in the Frozen Four final, to Norwich University. In 2012, the Tigers won their first national championship, also on home ice, and also against Norwich University. It was the third-ever national championship for RIT's athletic program and first in women's sports. On March 20, 2012, RIT announced that the women's team would move up to Division I for the 2012–13 season, as the men's team did six years prior. The Tigers have been admitted to the College Hockey America conference. The team has not had a losing season since 1994–95.

This collection contains information regarding complaints received about the inequity RIT Women’s sports received in violation of Title IX.


1.3 Linear Feet (1 file box)




The collection contains photographs, programs, newsclippings and correspondence about Liz Dopp's experience as a member of the RIT women's hockey team from 1980-1984.


The collection is arranged by series.

Physical Location

C.S. Midrange, Shelf 302

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Liz Dopp collection on RIT women's hockey

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the RIT Archives by Lizz Dopp in October 2012. Accession number(s): 2012:063

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in March 2013.

Liz Dopp collection on RIT women's hockey
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
19 March 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA