Retention and Privacy of Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulates disclosure of disability documentation and records maintained by the Office of Disability Services. Information regarding a student’s disability diagnosis is handled confidentially in accordance with state and federal laws. Under FERPA, Disability Services professional staff are permitted to release information to a school official who has a legitimate educational interest that is specified in his or her position description, that is related to a student’s education, that is related to the discipline of a student, or by student request. Disability documentation and related records will be retained by Disability Services for five (5) years from the last semester in which the student received services.