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Confidentiality

All documentation submitted to Disability Resources is used to verify eligibility for services and support reasonable accommodations. An individual file is created for each student and is housed securely in the Disability Resources office. Documentation is not shared with other Drexel University departments.

Disability Resources is guided by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), otherwise known as the Buckley Amendment, which protects each student's right to privacy by limiting access to information pertaining to the provision of disability-related services and accommodations.

Should students wish for Disability Resources to release documentation, speak to faculty/advisors relating to their condition, or speak to parents/family regarding their accommodations, the student must fill out a Confidential Release of Information Form. Information regarding a student's registration, disability or accommodation will not be discussed without a completed form being on file with the Disability Resources office. The Confidential Release of Information Form can be found on the Forms page of the OED website.