Title VI Complaints & Litigation – On-Demand Training

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Navigate the Current Enforcement Landscape & Develop an Effective Response to Student Reports of Prohibited Discrimination

There has recently been a significant uptick in complaints filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and civil lawsuits filed by students alleging a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Our expert presenter – Allen Groves, Senior Vice President and Chief Student Experience Officer at Syracuse University – will:

  • increase your understanding of the scope of institutional activity governed by Title VI
  • provide clarity around the “shared ancestry” protections afforded under Title VI as contrasted with religious beliefs
  • explore the current legal and regulatory climate for federal civil rights complaints and lawsuits alleging a Title VI violation
  • provide strategies for developing reporting and response systems to quickly identify and respond to a potential Title VI risk and corresponding exposure to your institution

Learn from a seasoned professional who has served as a senior student affairs officer for both public and private institutions, and who is an experienced litigation attorney. He will offer clear descriptions of what kinds of activities are potentially violative of Title VI and strategies for receiving and promptly addressing Title VI complaints. He will also review the latest legal challenges involving Title VI, including the significant increase in complaints of antisemitism and islamophobia on college campuses.

Topics Covered

Gain specific, actionable takeaways to help you:

  • Assess whether a “hostile environment” may exist in violation of Title VI.
  • Take prompt, effective action to avoid a finding of “deliberate indifference” to a hostile environment under Title VI.
  • Promptly and effectively respond to a complaint of discrimination or a hostile environment under Title VI.
  • Create structures for receipt of complaints and concerns and thus avoid a finding of constructive knowledge and deliberate indifference.
  • Determine what to do if a Title VI complaint is filed against your institution with OCR, in federal court, or with the House of Representatives’ Education and the Workforce Committee.


Allen Groves serves Syracuse University as Senior Vice President for the Student Experience, the Chief Student Experience Officer of the University.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 60-minute online session with a carefully selected expert
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email info@paper-clip.com.

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