Legal Issues in Housing – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Laws & Best Practices to Drive Policy Development

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.

The current landscape reflects increased scrutiny. It is high regulation and high stakes. Your staff experience ranges from new to veteran and brings a diversity of skill sets and backgrounds…but likely does not run deep in legal and compliance matters.  

Are you and your staff positioned to understand and comply with the plethora of legal issues faced by today’s housing officials?

You and your staff will hear from our expert presenter on:

    • Compliance with federal laws
    • Enforcement & adjudication of student conduct policies
    • ADA and Section 504 Accommodations
    • Students’ rights with regard to signing contracts and assignment and billing matters
    • A critical review of marketing and collateral materials

Educate and train your housing and residence life staff on legal and compliance matters to position them for success and protect them professionally. Build strong partnerships across campus to develop effective policies that support your students and enforce your mission.

Topics Covered

You will gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Comply with federal laws related to your housing and residence life work – avoid a legal quagmire caused by confusion and lack of confidence about how to proceed.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities that housing officers, and staff, have in the student conduct process – ensure your staff can assess and mitigate risk appropriately.
  • Understand the emerging legal issues and trends facing housing officers with regard to current issues – drive policy development to protect your institution and uphold your university mission.
  • Create a cross-departmental team to do a critical review of current marketing and collateral materials – safeguard your department and campus from potential misrepresentation or non-compliance with federal and local laws and University policies.
  • Develop the confidence to handle requests for both service and emotional support animals in campus housing, including the range of permissible inquiries and documentation that institutions can require – create policies and procedures to protect your institution's mission and ensure a healthy, supportive living/learning community.
  • A step-by-step process to approach and evaluate requests for exceptions to applicable policies related to contracts, assignments, and billing matters – ensure you uphold your policies, remain compliant with the law, and support your residents.
  • Provide individualized appropriate accommodations and services to your students with documented ADA needs – avoid miscommunication, frustration, and the inability to enforce your campus policies and uphold community standards.
  • Improve your campus climate for all community members – create an affirming and supportive environment for all students living in campus housing so that you can engage, retain and graduate them.


Dr. Sean P. Killion serves as the Senior Director for Housing Administration at Temple University overseeing Temple University’s Housing Operations, Information Technology, and Marketing and Branding for the University Housing department. Dr. Killion has served the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO) for over 19 years and currently serves as the Past-President for the Association.
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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

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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