Office of Civil Rights

A sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education focused on protecting civil rights in federally assisted education programs.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

OCR questions regarding the complaint process, discrimination in areas of race, national origin, sex, disability, and age.

Civil Rights Data

Data collection of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services.

Filing a Complaint with OCR

Instructions on how to file a discrimination complaint.

Protecting Students

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces several federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

Topics A-Z

Index of select topics and information available on Office of Civil Rights website.