Threat Assessments on Campus: Juggling Section 504 and the ADA
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is generally responsible for enforcing Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), which applies to public institutions and Title III of the ADA which applies to “public accommodations” including private colleges and universities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 (Section 504), which is applicable to both public and private institutions, is interpreted in accordance with Title II. In the context of higher education, DOJ has delegated enforcement authority for the ADA and Section 504 to the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education (OCR).
These materials were prepared in conjunction with the NACUA Annual Conference in June 2014.