Civil Rights Reviews
Chapter 34 C.F.R 100 requires that no person
in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national
origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or
be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity
receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.
The U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) mandates each state develop a
review process to measure the compliance of publicly funded programs
with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national
origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, amended in 1990 (handicap)
regulations (nondiscrimination requirements in the provision of career
and technical education programs) and the Age Discrimination Act of
1975. Guidelines explain the civil rights responsibilities of recipients
of federal financial assistance that offer or administer career and
technical education programs. Subrecipients of federal financial
assistance, including postsecondary institutions, must comply with Title
VI, Title IX, and Section 504 laws.
The Benefits – By conducting these on-site
reviews, our goal is to focus attention on the above issues.
Subrecipients will reevaluate their policies and practices in these
areas, increase their compliance with these requirements set by OCR, and
improve access to educational benefits and services for all