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 November 2017, 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."

Also, we are preparing to review and update the Compliance Matrix. If you would like to suggest content for the Compliance Matrix or otherwise offer feedback regarding this resource, we invite you to share your thoughts using the Contact Us tab. We will consider your feedback as we make updates in the new year.

Compliance News

Delay of the Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
01/22/2018 Multiple Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Releases 2018 Gainful Employment Disclosure Template
01/19/2018 U.S. Dep’t of Education

Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #110 - Release of the 2018 GE Disclosure Template
01/19/2018 U.S. Department of Education

Department of Labor Reissues Opinion Letter on Athletic Team Coaches at Public Schools under the Fair Labor Standards Act
01/05/2018 U.S. Dep’t of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet #71 on "Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" (endorsing the primary beneficiary test for unpaid internships)
01/05/2018 U.S. Department of Labor