Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) 

Discrimination | Sexual Harassment | Retaliation

The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Title IX, and Sexual Harassment (Policy). Therefore, this office investigates allegations of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation. Discrimination as defined in the Policy, in part means “unlawful discrimination on the basis of any classifications protected by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois and applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.”

Sexual Harassment as defined in the Policy means “ any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favors or conduct of a sexual nature when

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or participation in an education program or activity or receipt of Board services;
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis of any employment, education or service decision affecting the individual;
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the work performance of an employee, a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment.” Per the Policy, retaliation against any person for having made a complaint or report of discrimination, sexual harassment or participating or aiding in an investigation of discrimination or sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.


Receipt of Materials and Information Acknowledgement
Discrimination Complaint
Title IX And Sexual Harassment Policy

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the combined American with Disabilities Act and 504 (Policy) work with qualified employees with disabilities and their supervisors to provide reasonable accommodations so employees to assist in the performance of their essential job functions. Review the resources below for more information, or to apply for a reasonable accommodation.


Instructions for ADA Request for Accommodation
Authorization for Release of Medical Information
Healthcare Provider Certification
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Combined Americans With Disabilities Act and 504 Policy

Sign Language and Interpreter Program

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) provides reasonable accommodations to assure accessibility for parents, staff and other adults with disabilities who participate in any CPS activity. This support includes providing skilled sign language interpreters to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing parents, staff and other adults. To request a skilled sign language interpreter for a CPS related activity, complete the Sign Language Interpreter Request Form.

Contact Information

Equal Opportunity Compliance
42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-553-1013
Fax: 773-553-1091


Page Last Modified on Tuesday, August 13, 2019