Learn about Title IX - Assistance with Civil Rights Violations


Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Letters, United States Department of Education (USDOE)

Title IX Guidance: Dear Colleague Letter (May 13, 2016)
Resources for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

Dear Colleague Letter (April 24, 2015)

Letter to school districts colleges, and universities

Title IX Resource Guide

Title IX Responsibilities: Dear Colleague Letter (April 26, 2004)
Letter to chief state school officers and state and local educational agencies

Title IX Responsibilities: Dear Colleague Letter (August 4, 2004)

Letter to postsecondary institutions

Sexual Harassment Issues: Dear Colleague Letter (Jan 26, 2006)
Letter from the Assistant Secretary reminding recipients of the standards applicable to OCR's enforcement of compliance in cases involving sexual harassment

Guidance Targeting Harassment Outlines Local and Federal Responsibility: Dear Colleague Letter (October 26, 2010).
On October 26, 2010 the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights issued a very significant "Dear Colleague" letter. This letter emphasized "that some student misconduct that falls under a school’s anti-bullying policy also may trigger responsibilities under one or more of the federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)... by limiting its response to a specific application of its anti-bullying disciplinary policy, a school may fail to properly consider whether the student misconduct also results in discriminatory harassment."
◦The letter responds to recent, high-profile instances of bullying and harassment that led to student suicides and OCR’s year-long review of federal antidiscrimination statutes, regulations, and case law. The letter warns that school districts that fail to appropriately identify, thwart, and remedy bullying and harassment risk violating federal civil rights laws and losing federal funds. The full text of this letter, along with a fact sheet can be found here.

Gay Straight Alliances Protected by Law - Dear Colleague Letter from the Secretary of Education
Key Policy Letters from the Education Secretary and Deputy Secretary, June 14, 2011