Apply for Civil Rights Scholars Program
The application period for the 2023-2024 Civil Rights Scholars Program is now open. This program provides high school sophomore, junior and senior students with an opportunity to expand their leadership capabilities, build community across the District, and shape Chicago Public Schools' response to bias-based harm. Applications are due on Monday, September 25, 2023.
What We Do
Responsible for coordinating the district’s response to all reports of abuse, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, involving students. Our efforts promote civil rights and the well being of the whole child while maintaining procedural and regulatory compliance. This includes claims falling under Title VI and Title IX.
Responsible for leading trauma-informed investigations for Title VI, Title IX, the most serious or complex allegations of sexual misconduct between students and civil rights discrimination, such as racial discrimination. This team is also responsible for investigations related to serious employee misconduct towards students, including allegations of physical/verbal abuse, corporal punishment, and sex/gender-based or racial discrimination.
Training and Prevention
Creates district wide student and staff training, and prevention programming that, both, safeguards against future harm and prepares our district staff to address any instance of harm promptly and appropriately. This team is also responsible for promoting agency and awareness among students and parents, ensuring they are fully informed of the resources and supports available to them. Training offered meets all mandates required under federal, state, and local laws to include training on Title VI and Title IX.
Responsible for ensuring District’s compliance with Title IX sports and other systemic inequities including academic inequity, maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures that are compliant with federal, state, and local laws (including Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX), and using the OSP case management system to run high quality reports and present data to stakeholders.
File by Email
File by Telephone
Submit complaints to 773-535-4400.
File In Person or By Mail
Submit complaints directly to OSP in person or via USPS mail to 110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, 60612.
All CPS staff, charter schools with access to Aspen, vendors, contractors, and consultants are required to use the "Mandatory Procedure for Reporting a Complaint" protocol outlined in the OSP Procedure Manual. Only a student, parent or guardian, or member of the public may choose to report an allegation anonymously. We are not able to guarantee that your report will remain confidential. In certain instances, we may be required to disclose it by law. If you have any questions, please call our office at 773-535-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pregnant and Parenting Students
We are committed to providing our pregnant and parenting students with equitable access to high-quality education including a comprehensive and innovative network of support and instructional options.
Training for Staff
As required by the Final Title IX Rule, all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process must be made publicly available on this website.
Training for Students
Training for Parents
- Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide (Faith’s Law Resource Guide)
- Faith’s Law Guidance & FAQ
- Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Policy
- Transforming Bias-Based Harm Launch Guidebook
- Reporting of Child Abuse, Neglect and Inappropriate Relations Between Adults and Students
- How Students Can Report Sexual Misconduct
[ ENGLISH | SPANISH | POLISH | URDU | ARABIC | SIMPLIFIED CHINESE ]
- The Student Protection School Representative Directory identifies over 650+ on-the-ground liaisons who are available to coordinate a school’s response, along with school administrators, to complaints involving students.
- All employees (part- or full-time), contractors, consultants, vendors, Members of the Board of Education, Local School Council (LSC) members, and volunteers can review Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Mandatory Reporting Procedure to learn more. [ ENGLISH ]
Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX, Title VII and Title VI should be addressed to Chief Title IX Officer Camie C. Pratt, the District’s Title IX Coordinator. at 110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, Illinois 60612; Telephone: 773-535-4400; Email: email@example.com and/or to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, 230 South Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60604, Telephone: 312-730-1560; Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
Any inquiries or complaints by anyone related to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation based on a student’s disability and/or on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender or sex (includes gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy related medical conditions), and gender equity in athletics or academics should be addressed to the Office of Student Protections and Title IX at 110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, Illinois 60612; Telephone: 773-535-4400; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.