- Once a student discloses disability or medical information to someone outside of SAS (e.g., faculty or other staff members) there is no guarantee that diagnostic information can remain confidential.
- Information about a student’s accommodations or working with SAS can be disclosed to staff, administration and faculty who have an academic “need to know”.
- What is a “Need to Know” basis? As a rule, faculty and staff need to know what accommodations are appropriate and necessary to meet the student’s disability related needs. However, in some instances, a faculty or staff person may request a more in-depth discussion to better facilitate the student’s learning or provide support for the student or resolve a concern. In that case, SAS may have conversations with staff or faculty members without student consent as long as disability information is not disclosed.
Last modified: January 25, 2018