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ERIC Number: ED066129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-2
Pages: 11
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The Law and Student Housing.
Gehring, Donald D.
With the proliferation of cases affecting higher education, it seems necessary to give focus to the law as it pertains to on-campus student housing. The areas of concern in housing are (1) residency requirements and (2) housing regulations with attendant rights of inspection and search to maintain order and discipline. Residency requirements that discriminate against a class of persons solely because that class constitutes the number whose rent is needed to fulfill financial obligations of the institution have been found constitutionally invalid. However, residency requirements based on students increasing their educational experiences as a result of living on campus have been ruled permissible. Housing regulations, like other college regulations, must be in accord with the lawful purposes and missions of the institution. If regulations are compatible with institutional missions and do not deprive students of their constitutional rights, then they have been ruled valid. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Association of College and University Housing Officers Conference, Hollywood, Florida August 1-3, 1972