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Compliance Resources

Program and Activities Checklist

Universities receiving federal funds must comply with civil rights laws that provide that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under programs and activities that the university sponsors or promotes (see Title VI and Title IX). The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights actively enforces these laws, has investigated recent complaints filed against the University, and monitors compliance.

The University’s requirement to comply with these laws is consistent with its wholehearted and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Those values are essential to serving our community and achieving the University’s mission and they remain a priority.

The University has developed this institutional guidance and checklist in consultation with the UW Division of the Attorney General’s Office, the President, Provost, Deans and Chancellors, Cabinet, and DEI leads across units to facilitate compliance with civil rights laws and to safeguard and support our DEI commitment in the area of University-sponsored or -promoted programs and activities.