Confidentiality

Disability information is treated as medical information and is thus confidential. Disability information is exempted from FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as "the Buckley Amendment"). Thus the Dean of Students Office and the Disability Council will not release this information to anyone else (Registrar, deans, professors, parents) without a signed "Release of Information" from the student. Likewise, students' meetings with the Disability Council staff are considered confidential, and confirmation of students' attendance at any such meetings cannot be confirmed/denied without a signed "Release of Information" from the student.