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Resolution Agreement (Sep 13, 2016)
Disability Discrimination regarding web accessibility. Resolution Agreement and letter
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Resolution Letter (Sep 13, 2016)
Disability Discrimination regarding web accessibility. Resolution Agreement and letter
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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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Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students (May 13, 2016)
Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students dated May 13, 2016. Schools across the country strive to create and sustain inclusive, supportive, safe, and nondiscriminatory communities for all students. In recent years, we have received an increasing number of questions from parents, teachers, principals, and school superintendents about civil rights protections for transgender students.
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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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About OCR (Oct 15, 2015)
An overview of the role and functions of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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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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Resolution Agreement (Sep 02, 2015)
Disability
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Resolution Letter (Sep 02, 2015)
Disability
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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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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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Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (Apr 24, 2015)
The "Dear Colleague" letter is accompanied by a letter to Title IX coordinators that provides them with more information about their role and a Title IX resource guide that includes an overview of Title IX?s requirements with respect to several key issues
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Dear Colleague Letter on Bullying of Students with Disabilities (Oct 21, 2014)
"Dear Colleague" concerning the obligation of elementary and secondary schools to respond to the bullying of students with disabilities, including those students who are not eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act but are entitled to services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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OCR Complaint Form (PDF) (Apr 29, 2014)
OCR Complaint form -- including the Consent form and Notice about Investigatoary Uses of Personnel Information documents in - Spanish. (PDF)
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Recursos de la Oficina Para Derechos Civiles en Espanol (Apr 29, 2014)
Listing of other resources in the Office for Civil Rights In Spanish.
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Resources for Addressing Sexual Harassment -- Office for Civil Rights (Apr 29, 2014)
OCR resources for dealing with sexual harassment in schools and colleges.
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Recent Resolution (Apr 28, 2014)
On April 28, 2014, OCR issued a Title IX violation letter of findings and letter of pending enforcement action to Tufts University (University).
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Recent Resolution (Apr 28, 2014)
On April 28, 2014, OCR issued a Title IX violation letter of findings and letter of pending enforcement action to Tufts University (University).
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