The Disability Resources and Services Office is committed to ensuring disability-related information regarding a student remains confidential as required or permitted by law. This information may include diagnostic information, medical and psychological records, and case notes. No one has immediate access to student files in our office except for authorized staff.
Any information regarding a disability gained from medical or psychological evaluations shall be considered confidential and shall only be shared with others within the institution on a need-to-know basis. For example, university faculty and staff do not have a right or a need to access diagnostic or other information regarding a student's disability-related needs.
A student may sign a written consent form giving our office permission to discuss the disability and related issues with faculty and staff, parents, coaches, and/or advisors who require further information. Without consent, information will not be released unless it is required by federal or state law.