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Justice Department Settles Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination in On-Campus Housing

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 4 that Kent State University (KSU) has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that KSU had a policy that prevented students with psychological disabilities from keeping emotional support animals in university-operated student housing.  This settlement follows a decision by the United States District Court

Office for Civil Rights and Department of Justice Issue Dear Colleague Letter on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline

On January 8, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice issued a five-part Guidance Package to assist schools in meeting their obligations under Federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The Departments

Department of Education Reminds Schools That They Cannot Discriminate Against Pregnant and Parenting Students

On June 25, in response to numerous studies indicating that pregnant and parenting students exhibit much lower graduation rates than their peers, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter reminding recipients of federal financial assistance that it is unlawful under Title IX to discriminate against students who have become pregnant or have children.