The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars recipients of federal funds from excluding persons from federally supported programs on the basis of their race, sex, color, national origin, or limited proficiency with English.

Middlebury—and any subrecipients of federal awards to or other agreements with Middlebury—must keep an Assurance of Compliance on file that says the institution will immediately act as necessary to meet the objectives of this statute.

Violation of the assurance could result in loss of all federal funding.