Student Disability Services (SDS) is the University agent charged with the responsibility for collecting and maintaining documentation related to students’ requests for accommodations. Disability documentation is maintained in a confidential file in the Office of Student Disability Services and considered part of the student’s educational record. Documentation provided to SDS is voluntary, deemed private and will generally be shared with others ONLY with the express written permission of the student. However, the University reserves the right to share such information without consent as deemed appropriate by the University on an “as needed basis,” such as counseling services, health services, where there is a threat to an individual’s safety and/or emergency situation, or as otherwise required by federal law.
The SDS staff is very sensitive to and respectful of your right to privacy and confidentiality.