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Connecticut’s East Hartford Public Schools’ Enrollment, Registration Methods Found in Violation of Civil Rights (Nov 30, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Connecticut?s East Hartford Public Schools after finding that the district violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to provide adequate language services to limited English proficient (LEP) parents and guardians and by unlawfully imposing barriers to enrollment and applying additional registration and enrollment criteria to students based on national origin.
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Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools Commit to Addressing Problems Serving Students with Disabilities (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a resolution agreement with the Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools to address address problems concerning appropriate access to general education instruction for the district?s more than 4,000 students with disabilities. 
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CUNY, Hunter College Reach Agreement with U.S. Education Department to Address Title IX Violations on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the City University of New York (CUNY) and its Hunter College after finding that the college violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by failing to promptly and equitably respond to complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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Occidental College, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Ensure Prompt, Equitable Responses to Reports of Sexual Harassment, Violence (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Occidental College in Los Angeles to resolve a sexual violence and sexual harassment complaint investigation.
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San Bernardino County, U.S. Education Department Agree to Ensure that Students with Disabilities in Alternative and Juvenile Court Schools Receive Free, Appropriate Education (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a resolution agreement with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in California to address compliance issues involving students with disabilities in alternative and juvenile court schools.
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Virginia's Hampton City Schools, U.S. Education Department Settle Case of Retaliation Against Mom Who Advocated for Daughter (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Hampton, Virginia, City Schools after finding the division in violation of the civil rights laws enforced by OCR that prohibit retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices or for participating in OCR's complaint resolution process.
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Toledo Public Schools, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Address Issues of African American Student Access to Resources (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and Toledo Public Schools announced today that the district has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in providing equitable resources to African American students.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Disability Discrimination (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Sex Discrimination (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Students with ADHD (Jul 26, 2016)
The guidance provides a broad overview of Section 504 and school districts? obligations to students with ADHD, including appropriately evaluating and providing services to such students, and ensuring due process. In addition, the Department also released a Know Your Rights document that provides a brief overview of the guidanc
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Religious Discrimination (Jul 22, 2016)
The civil rights laws enforced by OCR protects all students, regardless of religious identity, from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age.
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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities (Jun 29, 2016)
On June 29, 2016, OCR announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities
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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities (Jun 29, 2016)
On June 29, 2016, OCR announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities
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Settlement Reached on Title IX Athletics Probe at Buffalo?s Erie Community College (Jun 29, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached a settlement with Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York, to resolve issues of women?s access to athletic opportunities at the institution.
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Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2013-14 school year (Jun 10, 2016)
Data maintained by the Office for Civil Rights. Includes information about the enrollment of - and educational services to - students in public schools in every state by race/ethnicity, sex, and disability.
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Civil Rights Data (Jun 02, 2016)
Data maintained by the Office for Civil Rights. Includes information about the enrollment of - and educational services to - students in public schools in every state by race/ethnicity, sex, and disability.
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Resources for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students (May 10, 2016)
Title IX protects all students, including transgender and gender-nonconforming students, from sex discrimination. Title IX encompasses discrimination based on a student?s nonconformity with sex stereotypes and gender identity, including a student?s transgender status.
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Age Discrimination (Feb 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Civil Rights Tutorials and Technical Assistance (Feb 29, 2016)
The Civil Rights Tutorials and Technical Assistance page provides training materials and resources on Civil Rights Issues.
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Recent Resolutions (Nov 30, 2015)
Recently Completed Investigations
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Recent Resolutions (Nov 30, 2015)
Recently Completed Investigations
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Reading Room (Oct 15, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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Civil Rights Tutorials and Technical Assistance (Oct 15, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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Pamphlets (Oct 15, 2015)
These publications lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.
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Federal Register Notices and Regulations (Oct 15, 2015)
The page lists a variety of regulations, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.
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About OCR (Oct 15, 2015)
An overview of the role and functions of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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Retaliation Discrimination (Oct 13, 2015)
An overview of the laws enforced by OCR that prohibit retaliation.
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Title IX Coordinators (Sep 03, 2015)
This page provides links to resources on Title IX coordinators.
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OCR Reading Room (Sep 03, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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File a Complaint: Foreign Language Discrimination Forms | U.S. Department of Education (Sep 03, 2015)
Index of links in other languages on How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights
Download Portable Document Format (PDF) (224KB)
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Office for Civil Rights: What's New (Sep 03, 2015)
What's new on the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) website, upcoming events, and important notices.
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Notice of Complainant/Interviewee Rights and Protections (PDF) (Aug 25, 2015)
Complainants and interviewees that cooperate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are afforded certain rights and protections.
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Notice of Complainant/Interviewee Rights and Protections (PDF) (Aug 25, 2015)
Complainants and interviewees that cooperate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are afforded certain rights and protections.
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Notice of Complainant/Interviewee Rights and Protections (PDF) (Aug 25, 2015)
Complainants and interviewees that cooperate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are afforded certain rights and protections.
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Recent Resolution (Jul 02, 2015)
On July 2, 2015, the Chicago Public Schools District (District) entered into a resolution agreement to resolve Title IX complaints alleging that the District subjects high school girls to discrimination on the basis of sex because the selection of interscholastic sports at the District?s high schools does not effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of members of both sexes to the extent necessary to provide equal athletic opportunity.
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Key OCR Staff (Jun 29, 2015)
List of key OCR staff.
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Recent Resolution (Jun 23, 2015)
On June 23, 2015, OCR issued a letter announcing the resolution of its compliance review at the Arlington Independent School District (District).
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Resource Comparability Materials (May 18, 2015)
Resource Comparability Materials
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Office for Civil Rights | U.S. Department of Education (May 04, 2015)
Home page and access point for the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) website.
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Title IX and Sex Discrimination (Apr 30, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance.
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FAQs Sexual Discrimination -- Office for Civil Rights (Apr 24, 2015)
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding sex discrimination
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Sex Discrimination (Apr 24, 2015)
This page provides links to resources on sex discrimination.
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Prevention (Apr 24, 2015)
This page provides links to OCR's prevention resources.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Tagalog) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Chinese Traditional) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Chinese Simplified) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Vietnamese) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents (Apr 10, 2015)
OCR resources about civil rights issues regarding English Language Learning and Limited English Proficient students
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