Call for Submissions
The Journal of College and University Student Housing
Special Issue: Contemporary Legal Issues in College & University Student Housing
Campus housing professionals work in an environment that requires a heightened understanding of the law. Comprehension of the law is also paramount to preserving students’ rights and managing institutional liability. Legal issues have an impact on most, if not all, of the ACUHO-I Core Competencies (Cawthon & Schreiber, 2012), and it is argued that “[t]here is no question that campus housing professionals must be increasingly knowledgeable about legal and legislative issues” (ACUHO-I, 2015). Because of significant and meaningful developments in a number of areas in recent years, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Fair Housing Acts, Title IX, etc., coupled with a rapidly evolving regulatory environment, this special issue seeks to address these issues.
In this special issue of The Journal of College and University Student Housing, we seek manuscripts that explore various legal implications to college and university student housing. Submissions may be empirical or theoretical, and we welcome manuscripts from a broad range of perspectives.
Dr. David H. K. Nguyen from the University of North Dakota, LaWanda Ward, JD, from Ohio University, and Dr. John Wesley Lowery from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected as the editors for this special issue. The call for submissions, review of selected manuscripts, and coordination for the issue will be the responsibility of the editing team.
Potential special issue topics might include:
- Legal liability in college and university student housing
- First Amendment and neutral-content policies
- Concealed carry issues with student housing
- American with Disabilities Act issues
- Fair Housing Act issues
- Transgender student access to public facilities
- College housing and campus crime; compliance with Clery Act and Title IX
- The Fourth Amendment and student housing
For consideration in the special issue, an initial one-page abstract of the manuscript should be submitted electronically in MicrosoftWord to JCUSHlegalissues@gmail.com no later than April 13, 2017. Please do not send material that has been published or is being considered by for publication elsewhere.
The Journal of College and University Student Housing follows the style of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts should generally not exceed 4,000 words (approximately 14 pages, including abstract, references, tables, and figures), but each will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All articles should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. General guidelines for submission to the Journal are available at http://www.acuho-i.org/resources/publications/journal/board-submissions-contactus
Notification of selection in the special issue will be made by April 30, 2017, and the first draft of the full manuscripts will be due July 30, 2017. Selected manuscripts will be featured in the 2018 special issue of The Journal of College and University Student Housing. Specific questions regarding the special issue should be directed to David Nguyen, University of North Dakota, firstname.lastname@example.org.