Students with disabilities are ensured that written records will be kept confidential and made available only to those with a legitimate interest in them. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protect the confidentiality of student medical and disability records. Disability-related information is kept by the college or university in separate files with access limited to appropriate personnel. FERPA protects a student's record from being shared (without the student's permission) with faculty, administrators, other students, the press, or anyone without a legitimate reason for seeing the record. (HEATH Resource Center).
A note for faculty:
Disability-related documentation should be submitted only to the Disability Support Services office. If a student provides you with personal records or documentation, refer him/her to the Disability Support Services office.
Any information about a disability should be kept confidential and not shared with other faculty or staff.
Associate Director of Disability Support Services
Located in the Cardinal Cushing Library, Room G06A
Accommodations Coordinator in Disability Support Services
Located in the Cardinal Cushing Library, Room G06B