Professional Development at SUNY Broome

Title VI Complaints & Litigation

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

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Decker Room 117

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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.”

Join us on May 15, 2024 and in just 60 minutes, 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.

Submitted by: Deena Price