Student Issues

The Office of Legal Affairs provides advice to the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, the Dean of Students and staff on a wide range of subjects, including student organizations, disability services and disciplinary action. We also review agreements for performances, speakers and other entertainment brought to campus by the Student Center Programs Council and the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

While we cannot provide personal legal advice to students, arrangements can sometimes be made for outside attorneys to provide personal legal advice to students. For further information, please contact the Office of Student Life.

Resources:

Campus Safety Report

Scholarship Restrictions (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 15 No. 7)

Gender Identity and Gender Expression on Campus:  Implementation in an Uncertain Legal Atmosphere (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 15, No. 5, February 21, 2017) 

Structuring On-Campus Internships Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 15, No. 4, February 13, 2017)

The Pregnant and Parenting Student (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 15, No. 2 - January 30, 2017)

Updated:  The Clery Act and Overseas/Distance Study:  New Developments and Compliance Guidance, 2016 Edition (NACUANOTES: Vol. 15, No. 1 - September 26, 2016)

Building an Accessible Digital World:  The Obligation to Make Electronic Resources Accessible (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 14, No. 7 - July 28, 2016)

FERPA vs. Public Records Laws (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 14, No. 5 - June 6, 2016)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place:  A Discussion of Issues that Frequently Arise in Sexual Misconduct-Related Litigation Against Colleges and Universities (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 14, No. 4 - May 18, 2016)

State of Affairs:  Employee-Student Amorous Relationship Policy & Procedure Considerations (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 14, No. 3 - February 16, 2016)

Antitrust Issues Affecting Intercollegiate Athletics (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 14, No. 1 - October 21, 2015)

O'Bannon v. NCAA:  The District Court Decision (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 13, No. 1 - October 6, 2014)

Direct Threat and Caring for Students at Risk for Self-Harm:  Where We Stand Now (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 12, No. 8 - September 3, 2014)

Required Immunizations on Campus (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 12, No. 6 - June 19, 2014)

Update:  Marijuana on Campus -- Yes, It is Still Illegal (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 12, No. 3 - April 15, 2014)

Fisher v. University of Texas:  Keeping the "Strict" in "Strict Scrutiny" (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 11, No. 13 - July 2, 2013)

The Impact of the May 2013 Montana "Blueprint" on the Sexual Harassment-Related Obligations of Colleges and Universities (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 11, No. 12 - June 14, 2013)

Prayer at Public College and University Events:  Parsing the Free Speech, Free Exercise and Establishment Clause Issues (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 11, No. 11 - May 3, 2013)

Student Conduct Issues During Study Abroad Programming (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 11, No. 5 - January 15, 2013)

Transgender Issues on Campus:  (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 11, No. 4 - December 21, 2012)

FCC'S $10,000 Fines Against College Radio Stations:  Playing Bad Records May be Legal; Keeping Bad Records is Not (NACUANOTES:  Vol.. 11, No. 3 - December 4, 2012)

Holiday and Religious Displays on Campus:  Threading the First Amendment Needle (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 11, No. 1 - November 15, 2012)

Federal Disability Laws:  Do They Translate to Study Abroad Programs?  (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 10, No. 7 - April 26, 2012)

New Title II Regulations Regarding Direct Threat:  Do They Change How Colleges and Universities Should Treat Students Who Are Threats to Themselves?  (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 10, No. 1 - November 1, 2011)

From Tinker to Twitter:  Managing Student Speech on Social Media (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 9, No. 7 - March 16, 2011)

Safety, Missing Students and Fire Reporting Requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 8, No. 13 - August 25, 2010)

The Title IX Implications of Eliminating an Intercollegiate Sports Team (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 8, No. 10 - June 22, 2010)