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Office of Civil Rights

The Office of Civil Rights enforces regulations covering: 

Implementation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in all programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

Implementation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

Implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

Implementation of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which generally prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in all programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

Implementation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities. 

Periodically OCR provides advisories for compliance with these regulations in the form of Dear Colleague Letters.

Charter Schools (admissions, disabilities, discipline)

Retaliation

Voluntary use of race to achieve diversity or avoid racial isolation

Not Alone 2014

Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001, part of No Child Left Behind

Title IX

The Office of Civil Rights Letter from Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
This letter addresses legal obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.