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Distressed & Suicidal Students; Campus Police, Safety & Crisis Management

Principles for Students Who Pose a Risk of Self-Harm (Feb. 12, 2018)

Principles for Students Who Pose a Risk of Self-Harm compiled by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).  These principles are derived from Acting Assistant Secretary of Education  Candice Jackson’s remarks during NACUA’s January 26, 2018 Briefing on “Students Who Pose a Threat of Self-Harm:  What Can Institutions Do?”  The principles describe lawful practices, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, that institutions may adopt to assist students who pose a risk of self harm.  The principles emphasize individualized assessments and fair processes, while allowing institutions to execute behavior contracts, review medical information, and utilize involuntary separations as a last resort.  A complimentary recording of the Briefing is available to NACUA members in NACUA’s Online Learning Center.