All documentation submitted the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) is considered confidential and used for the purpose of verifying eligibility to receive accommodation. ODR understands the importance of confidentiality and it is our upmost priority to ensure the safety of the documents that students submit while complying with state and federal laws.
There may be occasions when an ODR staff member may speak with a faculty or staff member within Drexel University. On such occasions, ODR staff members will only disclose information that is necessary to ensure that a student properly receives the accommodation(s) that they have been approved for.
The Office of Disability Resources operates as a student-driven office, meaning that this office does not share information, such as a medical documentation, in a student’s file without the written consent of the student. A signed copy of a Confidential Release Form (CRF) must be on file before an ODR staff member can release medical documentation or speak to any of the following parties:
- Drexel faculty members or advisors
- Parents, guardians, domestic spouses
- Other third parties (e.g., medical professionals, social workers, etc.)
Without the completion of this form, ODR staff will not be able to discuss a student’s registration status, disability, or accommodation(s). Please note that ODR is not guided by Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
To access the CRF, please review the Confidential Release of Information resource [PDF] or visit the Forms & Documentation Requirements page.