The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws


Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Students

Non-Discrimination with Respect to Students

Affirmative Action Programs

The regulations to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 may in narrow instances require affirmative action admissions programs if the university has discriminated on the basis of race or sex in the past. Reverse discrimination is also prohibited under this law. See 34 C.F.R. § 100.1 et seq. and § 106.3. See also Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and case law on this page.  



updated mlo 7-27-18