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.

HECA Announcements

Welcome to the Higher Education Compliance Alliance (HECA) web site. Please visit the About Us page to learn more about HECA and its partnering associations.

Please note that NACUA, one of HECA's participating associations, recently launched a new website. Some HECA links to NACUA materials may be temporarily disabled as a result of the migration. We are in the process of updating broken links and hope to have them up and running soon.

Compliance Matrix

The Compliance Matrix has been updated! The HECA Compliance Matrix provides a comprehensive list of key federal laws and regulations governing colleges and universities. It includes a brief summary of each law, applicable reporting deadlines, and links to additional resources. While several new and amended entries have been added, the matrix will continue to undergo a thorough review over the next couple of months.

HECA Quarterly Review

It is time again for HECA's quarterly review of materials. If you are a HECA liaison, please be on the lookout for an email detailing the review process and deadlines.

Compliance News

Issue Brief by the American Council on Education on the Release of Joint Guidance Related to Transgender Students and Title IX
05/27/2016 ACE

White Paper by NCAA & CUPA-HR on Payment of Coaches and Athletic Trainers under Federal Law
05/23/2016 NCAA & CUPA-HR

Final Rule on Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act
05/18/2016 U.S. Department of Labor

Comments by Six Higher Education Associations on the Proposed Teacher Preparation Regulations
05/17/2016 ACE

Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
05/13/2016 U.S. Department of Education