The Catholic University of America

Responsibilities of Vice President for Enrollment Management

Federal laws

Non-Discrimination with Respect to Students

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

42 U.S.C. § 2000d; 28 C.F.R. § 42.101 et seq., 34 C.F.R. Part 100; and 45 C.F.R. Part 80.

Prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin at any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Records must be maintained on racial and ethnic composition. Grievance procedures must be adopted and published, and the college's policy on nondiscrimination must be prominently included in announcement bulletins, catalogs, and application forms. The Department of Education has interpreted Title VI as prohibiting racial harassment.

The VP for Enrollment Management has overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with these non-discrimination provisions as they relate to admissions or the receipt of financial aid.

Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
15 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.

This law has been applied in a number of instances to colleges and universities. The Department of Justice interpreted this law to mean that financial aid awards must be established independently and not in concert with other institutions. (See Financial Aid Packages and Recruiting in Ivy Athletics)

Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

This law has been applied in a number of instances to colleges and universities. The Department of Justice interpreted this law to mean that financial aid awards must be established independently and not in concert with other institutions. A university should avoid establishing prices for items in a bookstore based on collaboration with a wholesaler or another retailer. Also, activities such as buying computers wholesale and reselling to students at prices that undercut local computer stores may qualify as price fixing.

Required Actions: The Vice President for Enrollment Management must be aware of the above law, and keep an eye open for actions that might violate this law.

Related Policies

Equal Opportunity Policy
Student Records