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The Age Discrimination Act of 1975

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (all ages) in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Act provides for some exceptions. Age distinctions in legislation, statute or ordinance adopted by elected officials that provide benefits based on age, establish criteria for participation in age-related terms or describe intended beneficiaries or target groups in age-related terms are not prohibited. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 also does not cover employment discrimination.  

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the enforcement agency for higher education. 

Please contact the Office for Equity & Compliance at equity@luc.edu or 773.508.7766 with any questions or concerns you have about potential age discrimination at the University. If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on age, you may submit a report online via the Maxient reporting system.