Address High Regulation, High Stakes & Compliance Challenges
The current housing landscape reflects high regulation and high stakes, particularly in the intersection between housing and accessibility. Residence life and housing operations are a microcosm of your institution, creating multiple legal and compliance challenges that necessitate your staff being fully educated.
Hear from our experts on housing and the intersections with accessibility, from construction and availability of space, to parking, animals and non-traditional housing.
Understanding and complying with federal laws and regulations is no longer just the responsibility of legal counsel. Every area of campus plays a role in ensuring your institution is compliant with federal and state laws and housing and residence life plays a large part in that.
Walk away with the confidence that you can comply with each of the federal laws dealing with accessibility in your housing and residence life work.
You will take away critical, actionable tools that will help you:
- Comply with each of the federal laws dealing with accessibility in your housing and residence life work — avoid a legal quagmire caused by confusion and lack of confidence about how to proceed.
- Prepare for and respond to emerging legal issues and trends facing housing officers – respond effectively to accommodation concerns related to new construction and renovations, parking and shuttle availability, service animals and emotional support animals, and non-traditional housing options.
- Respond to specific requests related to health conditions exacerbated or potentially more threatening due to implications of COVID-19 – determine what does and what does not require a reasonable accommodation so you can protect your institution while also supporting students’ success.
- Create policies and procedures to protect your institution's mission and ensure a healthy, supportive living/learning community — confidently process requests for accommodations on campus, including the range of permissible inquiries and documentation that institutions can require.
- Improve your campus accommodation process to minimize claims of discrimination — foster an affirming and supportive environment for all students so that you can support their academic, social and emotional goals.
- Provide faculty, staff and students with systematic “gatekeeper” training – help everyone recognize and respond to students in need of accommodations and resources.
Chris Stone, Ed.D. is Director of Disability Resources at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Amber L. Grove is the Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has served in that role since January 2016.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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