GW under two federal investigations for possible disability discrimination

The University is under two federal investigations for alleged disability discrimination.

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched two probes into the University on Feb. 7, both made public for the first time on the department’s website Friday.

The first inquiry, filed under Academic Adjustments to Effective Communication, is investigating whether officials denied a person benefits on the basis of their disability. The second probe, filed under Free Appropriate Public Education to Treatment of Postsecondary Students, is looking into a claim that GW retaliated against an individual for protesting disability discrimination.

A University spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment.

The Office for Civil Rights most recently investigated GW for possible disability discrimination last year. The probe ended in March after the University reached a resolution agreement with the Department of Education and decided to update its websites and online content to make them more accessible for those with visual impairments.

GW is also currently under federal investigation for alleged age discrimination.

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