Fighting Stigmas, Enforcing Changes, Passing Classes

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You have rights!

The legal issues surrounding colleges are complex to put it nicely. Many colleges like to think that they are their own little island to which laws do not apply. This is, in some ways, true. Colleges in almost all cases have a special version of the law applicable to them. Campus administrators may try to circumvent your rights. Campus police may side with the institution. This does not mean that they are right. It just means that you need to fight. In most cases, simply citing the appropriate law will cause a college to back down on an illegal policy. However, you may need to find a lawyer if the situation is serious. If you are at all concerned about something the school has said or done, document everything and contact a lawyer.

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Client Privilege

Clinician-Client Confidentiality

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

American College Personnel Association

Others

“To cheapen the lives of any group of men, cheapens the lives of all men, even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness.”

― William Pickens