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, and should not be made 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.