Campus Mental Health: Frequently Encountered Issues and How the Law Protects You

Maura M. Klugman, J.D., Staff Attorney, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

This workshop will address common issues facing college students with psychiatric disabilities, including getting reasonable accommodations, taking voluntary leaves of absence, being forced to take involuntary leaves of absence, and being disciplined for conduct related to the student's disability. We’ll discuss the legal framework that protects college and university students in these areas -- and that should guide college and university administrators in creating policies -- as well as options for students who believe their colleges or universities have not complied with their legal obligations.