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Title VI, Title VII and Title IX

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin at institutions that receive Federal financial assistance. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by covered employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. As an educational institution that receives Federal financial assistance, Portland State University is covered by Title VI, Title VII and Title IX and is committed to the principles outlined in those Titles. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education is responsible for enforcing Title VI and Title IX, while the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing Title VII. More information on these Titles can be found through the following links:

TITLE VI

42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d – 2000d-7
34 C.F.R. 100
Education and Title VI – U.S. Department of Education Website

TITLE VII

42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e – 2000e-17
EEOC Regulations
EEOC Website

TITLE IX

20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688
Title IX Info Website