IPEDS Data Collection and Reporting Mandate
The collection and reporting of gender and race/ethnicity data on the Human Resources (HR) component are mandatory for all institutions which receive, are applicants for, or expect to be applicants for Federal financial assistance as defined in the Department of Education (ED) regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (34 CFR 100). The collection of these data is also mandated by P.L. 88-352, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (29 CFR 1602, subparts O, P, and Q). Institutions with 15 or more full-time employees are required to respond to the IPEDS Human Resources component under this mandate.
The IPEDS Human Resources Survey collects and reports gender data using a binary system (male and female). Internally, Lawrence is in the process of exploring gender data collection and reporting in a more inclusive manner.