University College Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and Delaware State University are extremely sensitive to the issue of confidentiality and are guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Amendments Act (ADAAA), and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in protecting privacy rights. All student disability files are housed securely in SAS.
While SAS does communicate with Faculty and Administration in regards to a student’s request for accommodations and accommodation facilitation, it does not share confidential information without the expressed written consent of the student or, in the instance of a verifiable need to know. Similarly, SAS does not provide registration status, accommodation information, or any other confidential information to a student’s parent, guardian, spouse/partner, or other third party without the express written consent of the student.
A student with a disability may sign a Confidential Release of Information Form to allow the release of medical or psychoeducational documentation or to give permission to SAS to discuss disability-related information with third parties such as parents, spouses/partners, or medical/mental health practitioners.