Confidentiality

The Student Disability Services office is committed to ensuring that all information regarding a student is maintained confidentially as required or permitted by law and information collected is used for the benefit of the student.

  • Student information obtained by SDS is only shared with others within the institution on a need-to-know basis.
  • Students are asked to sign a consent form to allow for the disclosure of general information or accommodation information on a need-to-know basis in order to be provided reasonable accommodations.
  • Faculty do not have the right to ask students if they have a disability. Students are encouraged to self-disclose the nature of their disability and specific functional limitations related to their disability based on their level of comfort.
  • Accommodation letters provided to faculty by the student who is registered at Student Disability Services should be kept in a separate file from student academic records. 
  • Disability-related information is not part of a student's academic records.
  • Accommodation letters provided to faculty should be destroyed when the registered student in a classroom completes the course, withdrawals in any manner, or drops the course.