Secretary of State - Title VI

Title VI Program Overview

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 

MDOS Title VI Program Policy Statement

The policy of the State of Michigan, Department of State is to ensure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or LEP as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related Nondiscrimination authorities, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The MDOS further assures that every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs are federally funded or not.

MDOS Title VI Program Mission

The MDOS Title VI Program’s primary goal is to ensure all management, staff, contractors, local agencies, and service beneficiaries are aware of the provisions of Title VI and the responsibilities associated with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related Nondiscrimination authorities.

MDOS is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities. To request additional information on MDOS Title VI nondiscrimination requirements, contact the Title VI Program Coordinator as follows: 

Department of State
Title VI Program Coordinator

430 W. Allegan

P.O. Box 30775
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-6500
Fax: 517-335-6500
Email: SOS-TitleVI@michigan.gov