Confidentiality of Information

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is committed to ensuring that all information and communication pertaining to a student's disability is maintained as confidential as required or permitted by law.

The following guidelines about the treatment of such information have been adopted by SAS and will be shared with students.  These guidelines incorporate relevant state and federal regulations.

• No one will have immediate access to student files in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) except appropriate staff of SAS.  Any information regarding a disability is considered confidential and will be shared only with others within the college who have a legitimate educational interest.

• Personally identifiable information relating to a student may not be disclosed to any third-party, including a student’s parent except as authorized by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable federal and state laws. 

• Any information in SAS student files relating to a student will not be released except in accordance with federal and state laws.

• A student's file may be released pursuant to a court order or subpoena.

• If a student wishes to have information about his/her disability shared with others outside the College, the student must provide written authorization to the SAS Specialist to release the information to a specific person or institution.  

• A student may be given access to certain information in his/her own SAS file with reasonable notification.