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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 VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance.
  • 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.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
    The Act protects servicemembers’ and veterans’ civilian employment rights. Among other things, under certain conditions, USERRA requires employers to put individuals back to work in their civilian jobs after military service. USERRA also protects servicemembers from discrimination in the workplace based on their military service or affiliation.

State (Oregon)

  • Civil Rights Division of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)
    Enforces Oregon’s civil rights laws, including local ordinances prohibiting discrimination.
  • SB 759 - Campus Sexual Assault
    Requires universities and colleges to adopt written protocols for victims of sexual assault and became effective during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • HB 3476 - Confidentiality Protection for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors
    Requires confidentiality and provides a statutory privilege for communications between survivors and victims’ advocates at non-profit community based or campus-based programs.
  • OAR 580-015 Discrimination
    Prohibits discrimination in all higher education programs, services and interschool activities and sets forth the student discrimination complaint process.
  • OAR 137-084 Sexual Assault Victims’ Emergency Medical Response Fund
    Ensures that medical assessments are available to every sexual assault victim in the state, regardless of ability to pay.
  • Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF)
    A group of multidisciplinary responders dedicated to making Oregon a safe and thriving community by facilitating cross-discipline collaboration and cultivating victim-centered approaches to sexual assault primary prevention, victim advocacy, medical forensic care, criminal prosecution and sex offender management and treatment.