Service and Emotional Support Animals: Keeping Your Institution Compliant (EDU775Z)

Presented By: Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 90 minutes
  • Wed, July 12, 2017
Event Description

Learn About the Applicable Laws Governing the Use of Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus

In this webinar, expert speaker Dr. Aaron W. Hughey will provide you with the information you need to know about the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with having service and emotional support animals on campus. The price of non-compliance can be tremendous; it is imperative that everyone on your campus be sufficiently educated and trained on how to deal with this increasingly important reality on the contemporary college campus.

You will be provided with specific recommendations for developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures designed to help your institution remain legally compliant as well as responsive to the needs of students who depend on service and emotional support animals for their emotional, psychological, and academic wellbeing.

Session Highlights

You will learn:

  • The differences between service and emotional support animals
  • Applicable laws governing the use of service and emotional support animals on campus
  • The Fair Housing Act (FHA)
  • The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)
  • How a college campus presents unique challenges when it comes to insuring compliance with  laws related to service and emotional support animals
  • The rights and responsibilities of those approved to use service and emotional support animals on campus
  • How to develop and sustain the appropriate institutional culture when as it relates to service and emotional support animals
  • How to develop and implement an appropriate and legally-defensible registration process
  • How to develop and implement effective training regarding service and emotional support animals
  • How to develop and maintain an appropriate process for dealing with and resolving complaints that inevitably arise related to service and emotional support animals

Who Should Attend

Anyone on campus at any level who is responsible for making sure the rights of students who have been approved to have service and emotional support animals. This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Administrators at all levels
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Directors of university housing and residence life
  • Anyone associated with institutional compliance at all levels

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is also a member of the President's Task Force on Student Retention at WKU. Before joining the faculty in 1991, ... More info