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image title: Answers to common questions + our FOIA reading roomThe Office for Civil Rights (OCR) works to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the Nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights laws. In accordance with this mission, OCR issues pamphlets that provide information about the laws over which it has jurisdiction. Learn about different types of guidance documents, including how to comment on significant guidance. Below, in chronological order, are pamphlets related to race and national origin discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, and multi-jurisdictional information.

 


 

 

Date

 

Pamphlet

June 2016

  Fact Sheet: Combating Discrimination Against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) Students
  Fact Sheet: Combating Discrimination Against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) Students PDF (239.29K)

July 2012

  Title VI Enforcement Highlights Office for Civil Rights
  Title VI Enforcement Highlights Office for Civil Rights PDF (1.26M)

(Revised January 2011)

  Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

2010

  How to File a Discrimination Complaint With the Office for Civil Rights
  This pamphlet provides information on how to file a complaint for anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint.

2010

  Notice of Non-Discrimination
  This pamphlet describes the requirements for education agencies to issue notice of their commitment to operate programs in a manner free from discrimination, clarifies the information that recipients should include in non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice statement.

(Revised September 2004)

  Office for Civil Rights: Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

2000

  Regulations for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

Non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in education programs and activities receiving or benefiting from Federal financial assistance. These regulations were published by the Department of Education and codified at codified at 34 CFR Part 100, as amended, 65 Fed. Reg. 68050 (November 13, 2000).


1999

  Impact of the Civil Rights Laws
 

This pamphlet describes the impact of the civil rights laws, and other efforts at the national, state, and local level, in bringing about improved educational opportunities for millions of students attending our elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities.


1994

  Racial Harassment / OCR Investigative Guidance
  Racial Incidents and Harassment Against Students at Educational Institutions; Investigative Guidance. Investigative guidance on the procedures and analysis that OCR staff will follow when investigating issues of racial incidents and harassment against student at educational institutions. This guidance was published in the Federal Register, Vol. 59, No. 47 (Mar. 10, 1994).

1994

  Notice of final policy guidance. Nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs
 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The final policy guidance discusses the applicability of the statutes' and regulations' nondiscrimination requirement to student financial aid that is awarded, at least in part, on the basis of race or national origin. This guidance was originally published in the Federal Register, Vol. 59, No. 36 (Feb. 23, 1994).


1994

  Notice of application of Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Fordice
 

The notice describes the effect of the Supreme Court's decision on the U.S. Department of Education enforcement policies under Title VI and was published at 59 Fed. Reg. 4271 (Jan. 31, 1994).


1992

  Placement of School Children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. (Code No. 14)
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  The Guidance Counselor's Role in Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunity. (Code No. 23)
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  Non-Discrimination in Employment Practices in Education (Code No. 12)
  This pamphlet summarizes the employment requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Date

 

Pamphlet

June 2013

  Pamphlet: Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
 

This pamphlet clarifies the specific requirements of Title IX applicable to pregnant and parenting students. The pamphlet contains a FAQ section that explains the Title IX requirements and provides examples to ensure that schools understand their obligations and pregnant and parenting students understand their rights under Title IX. The pamphlet also provides information on strategies that educators may use and programs schools can develop to address the educational needs of students who become pregnant or have children. It also provides examples of promising practices designed to support pregnant and parenting students that schools may choose to implement.

 

  • Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 PDF (251K)

  • Know Your Rights PDF (412K)
    En español PDF (410K)


June 2012

  Title IX Enforcement Highlights Office for Civil Rights
 
  • Title IX Enforcement Highlights Office for Civil Rights PDF (948K)


(Revised January 2011)

  Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

2010

  How to File a Discrimination Complaint With the Office for Civil Rights
  This pamphlet provides information on how to file a complaint for anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint.

2010

  Notice of Non-Discrimination
  This pamphlet describes the requirements for education agencies to issue notice of their commitment to operate programs in a manner free from discrimination, clarifies the information that recipients should include in non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice statement.

1999

  Impact of the Civil Rights Laws
 

This pamphlet describes the impact of the civil rights laws, and other efforts at the national, state, and local level, in bringing about improved educational opportunities for millions of students attending our elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities.


(Revised 1998)

  Title IX and Sex Discrimination (Code No. 6)
 

This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

 

  • El Título IX Y La Discriminación Por Sexo PDF (2M)


1997

  Title IX: 25 Years Of Progress
  An overview of the impact of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance. The brochure describes the impact of Title IX in improving educational opportunities for students during its 25 years in existence.

1992

  Placement of School Children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. (Code No. 14)
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  Equal Opportunity in Intercollegiate Athletics
  This pamphlet summarizes Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department. Athletics is considered an integral part of an institution's education program and is therefore covered by this law.

1991

  The Guidance Counselor's Role in Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunity
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  Non-Discrimination in Employment Practices in Education (Code No. 12)
  This pamphlet summarizes the employment requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Date

 

Pamphlet


(October 2012)

  504 Disability Rights Enforcement Highlights
  504 Disability Rights Enforcement Highlights PDF (1.1M)

(Revisión: Enero del 2012)

  Estudiantes con discapacidades preparandose para la educación postsecundaria: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades
  Este panfleto contiene información para estudiantes con discapacidades que planean continuar con estudios superiores. (Spanish version of "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education")

(Revised September 2011)

  Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
 

This pamphlet contains information for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary schools. A Spanish version also is available (see Spanish version of "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities").


(Revised March 2011)

  Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators
  This document provides high school educators with answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they prepare to move to the postsecondary education environment.

(Revised January 2011)

  Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

(Revised August 2010)

  Student Placement in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Code No. 19)
  This publication explains Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act and how they affect student placement in elementary and secondary schools. It also explains evaluation and placement procedures, the educational setting, reevaluations, the individualized education program, procedural safeguards, and nonacademic services and activities.

2010

  How to File a Discrimination Complaint With the Office for Civil Rights
  This pamphlet provides information on how to file a complaint for anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint.

2010

  Notice of Non-Discrimination
  This pamphlet describes the requirements for education agencies to issue notice of their commitment to operate programs in a manner free from discrimination, clarifies the information that recipients should include in non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice statement.

(Revised September 2007)

  Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities: Requirements Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
 

This pamphlet answers the following questions about FAPE: Who is entitled to a free appropriate public education? How is an appropriate education defined? How is a free education defined?


1999

  Impact of the Civil Rights Laws
 

This pamphlet describes the impact of the civil rights laws, and other efforts at the national, state, and local level, in bringing about improved educational opportunities for millions of students attending our elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities.


1998

  Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Higher Education's Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA
  This pamphlet reviews the obligations of higher education institutions to serve students with disabilities. This pamphlet also includes answers to questions commonly asked by students and representatives of postsecondary institutions.

1995

  The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Code No. 22)
  This pamphlet answers questions about the civil rights of students with hidden disabilities and the responsibilities of ED recipients.

1992

  Placement of School Children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Code No. 14)
  This pamphlet describes the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, with respect to elementary and secondary school policies involving the placement of children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

1991

  The Americans with Disabilities Act
  This pamphlet, published by the Department of Justice (DOJ), contains a brief overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and lists contact information.

1991

  The Guidance Counselor's Role in Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunity
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  Non-Discrimination in Employment Practices in Education (Code No. 12)
  This pamphlet summarizes the employment requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Date

 

Pamphlet


(Revised January 2011)

  Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

2010

  How to File a Discrimination Complaint With the Office for Civil Rights
  This pamphlet provides information on how to file a complaint for anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint.

2010

  Notice of Non-Discrimination
  This pamphlet describes the requirements for education agencies to issue notice of their commitment to operate programs in a manner free from discrimination, clarifies the information that recipients should include in non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice statement.

1999

  Impact of the Civil Rights Laws
 

This pamphlet describes the impact of the civil rights laws, and other efforts at the national, state, and local level, in bringing about improved educational opportunities for millions of students attending our elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities.

Date

 

Pamphlet


(Revised January 2011)

  Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

2010

  How to File a Discrimination Complaint With the Office for Civil Rights
  This pamphlet provides information on how to file a complaint for anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint.

2010

  Notice of Non-Discrimination
  This pamphlet describes the requirements for education agencies to issue notice of their commitment to operate programs in a manner free from discrimination, clarifies the information that recipients should include in non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice statement.

Date

 

Pamphlet


(December 2016)

  Achieving Simple Justice: Highlights of Activities, Office for Civil Rights (2009-2016)
  This publication PDF (13.84K) describes the significant progress made by the Department and the Office for Civil Rights from 2009-2016 to increase educational equity nationwide and reduce discriminatory barriers faced by students.

(Revised January 2011)

  Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education
  This pamphlet provides an overview of the legal responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights and how they are carried out by resolving discrimination complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance. There is also information on the impact of the civil rights laws in improving educational opportunities for students.

2010

  How to File a Discrimination Complaint With the Office for Civil Rights
  This pamphlet provides information on how to file a complaint for anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint.

2010

  Notice of Non-Discrimination
  This pamphlet describes the requirements for education agencies to issue notice of their commitment to operate programs in a manner free from discrimination, clarifies the information that recipients should include in non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice statement.

1999

  Impact of the Civil Rights Laws
  This pamphlet describes the impact of the civil rights laws, and other efforts at the national, state, and local level, in bringing about improved educational opportunities for millions of students attending our elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities.

1992

  Placement of School Children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. (Code No. 14)
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  The Guidance Counselor's Role in Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunity
  This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

1991

  Non-Discrimination in Employment Practices in Education (Code No. 12)
  This pamphlet summarizes the employment requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973


   
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