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Federal and State Laws, Regulations, and Agencies
Applicable Federal and State Laws, Regulations, and Agencies
- Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education provides an overview of Title IX and implementing regulations.
- Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures equal access to education by enforcing laws and regulations, like Title IX.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, which has been interpreted to include gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963
Text of the Equal Pay Act, which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, and prohibits sex-based wage discrimination.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act 1978
Amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
Prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities.
- Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990
Referred to as The Clery Act, requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual security report. More information on UO Clery reports
- Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 (Campus SaVE Act)
Expanded the Clery Act and requires institutions to include education programs on sexual violence prevention in annual security reports.
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Beginning with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and most recently reauthorized in 2013, VAWA encompasses a series of laws that afford greater protections to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Act governs the maintenance and release of information from student records.