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Confidentiality

Disability Verification Documentation

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Disability Services for Students Office maintains the confidentiality of registered students' Disability verification documentation and will NOT release any part of the documentation without the student's written consent. For a more detailed description about FERPA refer to the following U.S. Department of Education's website at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/.

Extraordinary Circumstances

In some circumstances, in order to assist a student with a disability, it is necessary to share certain otherwise confidential information with on or off campus persons whom the Disability Services for Students Office deems have a "need to know." This will not be done, absent extraordinary circumstances, without the student's permission.

Disposal of Confidential Information

The Disability Services Office will shred all information on file after five (5) years of no contact with a registered student.

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Last Updated: 11/14/12