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LGBT Students on Campus: Legal and Practical Guidance for Colleges

Summary

Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Ensuring your institution is providing the necessary services and accommodations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students is a hot topic in HigherEd. University leaders should remain familiar with current law and policy standard and demonstrate commitment to resources and environmental factors that may enhance academic success and campus life integration among this student population. Join us for a 60 minute webinar to discover:

  • Strategies to develop LGBT student focused policies
  • Best practices to support LGBT students through student services
  • Methods to develop campus-wide education and create a welcoming atmosphere
  • Lessons learned from recent case law - Guidance for policy development.

Program Highlights

  • Best Practices in Student Support: Do's & Don'ts for Your Campus

    • Non-Discrimination, Bias & Hate Crime Policies - Protect LGBT students
    • Guidelines for gender neutral & gender non-conforming students
    • Mitigate negative classroom environments - Faculty training standards
  • Student Life: Steps to Take To Make Your Campus Safe & Welcoming

    • Student living - Housing options, roommates & gender-neutral facilities
    • Participation on sports teams - What do the NCAA and NAIA say?
    • Increase student engagement - Digital & social media tools for success
  • Meeting The Developmental & Medical Needs of LGBT Students

    • Staff training requirements - Tools for education & advocacy
    • Best practices in providing adequate support for identity development
    • Creating a LGBT resource center - What should campuses consider?
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Jason L. Meriwether is the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs at Indiana University Southeast. In his role as Vice Chancellor, Jason is responsible for the Student Services Division, which includes Financial Aid, Admissions, Career Development, Athletics, Counseling, Residence Life and Housing, Center for Mentoring, and Campus Life which encompasses Student Activities, Greek Life, the Adult Student Center, and the Children's Center.

  • Jason has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on topics such as legal issues & liability, retention & persistence, LGBT connectedness, education & economics, assessment, strategic planning, professionalism & career trajectory, social media, and hazing.
  • Jason is also a Higher Education & Social Media contributor for Socialnonmics and has been a guest blogger for the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community Blog and for the Student Affairs Collective.
  • In 2014, Jason was selected to Louisville Business First's Top Forty under 40 and as one of Business First's 20 People to Know in Education and Workforce Development.

Aaron J. Hart earned his Ed.D. from Arizona State University in Higher and Postsecondary Education. Dr. Hart currently serves as the Director of Housing and Residence Life at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Hart has worked in student affairs since 1997, spending the majority of his time in campus housing administration.

  • He has significant experience in key areas within student affairs including private housing, public-private partnerships, student development, multicultural competence, leadership, and budgetary expertise.
  • Dr. Hart has authored several articles and presented at national conferences on various topics related to legal issues in student affairs, student development theory and housing administration. Aaron is co-author of Welcome to Campus: Strategies to increase connectedness for LGBT students, a chapter in the upcoming ACPA Academic Support Monograph Series: 2015 Briefs on Academic Support in Higher Education.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover preventive policies and educative measures to mitigate discrimination against LGBT students on your campus. Discussion will include methods to protect your students and create a safe and welcoming atmosphere, while examining applicable case law to support policy development.