The Higher Education Compliance Alliance
was created by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in partnership with thirty other higher education associations, to provide the higher education community with a centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations.

Featured resources

Non-regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters
U.S. Department of Education

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resource Page

Freedom of Speech on Campus: Guidelines for Governing Boards and Institutional Leaders
Association of Governing Boards

An Introduction to NIST Special Publication 800-171 for Higher Education Institutions

Revised Immigration Executive Order: President Trump's Temporary Travel Ban Now Impacts Six, Not Seven, Countries Along With Other Changes
ACE, March 2017

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HECA Announcements

Welcome to the Higher Education Compliance Alliance (HECA) web site. In May 2018, HECA completed its semi-annual review. During the semi-annual review, HECA liaisons from participating organizations reviewed, edited, and added website content. Check out some of HECA's new resources under "Featured Resources."

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Compliance News

Department of Education Proposes Rescission of Gainful Employment Regulations
08/14/2018 U.S. Department of Education

Directive No. 2018-03: Executive Order 11246 § 204(c), religious exemption
08/10/2018 U.S. Department of Labor, OFFCP

Directive No. 2018-04: Focused reviews of contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
08/10/2018 U.S. Department of Labor, OFFCP

Revised Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors
08/09/2018 USCIS

Department of Education Announces Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
07/31/2018 U.S. Department of Education