Resource: Diversity & Inclusion Activities Under Title VI Fact Sheet

This fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages) assists school communities, including students; parents; families; educators; and elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational institutions, in understanding that diversity, equity, and inclusion training and similar activities in most factual circumstances are consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI). 

Title VI prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. In response to confusion regarding the legality of diversity, equity, and inclusion activities in schools, this new fact sheet clarifies that federal civil rights laws do not prohibit schools from offering activities such as instruction on the impact of racism, cultural competency training, or school climate surveys. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).