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The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
This pamphlet uses a question-and-answer format to provide students, Parents, school administrators, school employees, and others with fundamental information on recognizing and addressing sexual harassment under Title IX as it is interpreted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
The following questions and answers further clarify the legal requirements and guidance for Title IX and include examples of proactive efforts schools can take to prevent sexual violence and remedies schools may use to end such conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
At the U.S. Department of Education, the Office for Civil Rights has devoted an increasing amount of its resources to assisting parents, students, schools and colleges in preventing civil rights problems and in addressing civil rights concerns at the local level. By providing guidance and resource information to the public, they believe that students, parents, schools and colleges will better understand civil rights requirements and will have the tools to address these issues locally in many instances.