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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

For assistance in filing a civil rights complaint with the appropriate federal, state, and local agencies and private organizations you may contact the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights . The Commission is prepared to assist you in determining which organization(s) to contact.  By telephone: 1-800-553-6843.

U.S. Department of Education  

For assistance in determining whether your civil rights have been violated contact U.S. Department of Education  Office for Civil Rights  or call 1-800-421-3481 for information on how the U.S. Department of Education may help you.  

 

It is important to remember that the Office for Civil Rights’ jurisdiction is based on ancestry or ethnic characteristics, since it does not have jurisdiction to investigate claims of religious discrimination per se. Hon. Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, has recently stated that the Office for Civil Rights will not investigate allegations of anti-Semitic harassment unless the allegations also include other forms of discrimination over which the Office for Civil Rights has subject matter jurisdiction.  

 

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education enforces Title VI  of the Civil rights Act of 1964.

 

  • Title VI  prohibits racial or ethnic discrimination in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

 

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
(202) 245-6800
(800) 421-3481

Fax: (202) 245-6840
www.ed.gov

U.S. Department of Justice  

For assistance in determining whether your civil rights have been violated contact U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Educational Opportunities Section or call 1-877-292-3804 for information on how the U.S. Department of Justice may help you.

The U.S. Department of Justice enforces Titles IV and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through its Civil Rights Division’s  Educational Opportunities Section.

 

  • Title IV  prohibits religious, racial, color, or ethnic discrimination at public colleges and universities.

 

  • Title IX  authorizes the attorney general of the United States to become involved in a civil rights court case that is concerned with the general public good and is being heard in a court of the United States with the goal of ending the denial of equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

 

 

U.S. Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530

(202) 514-4092

1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)

Fax (202) 514-8337

www.usdoj.gov/crt/edo