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Confidentiality

Disclosure of disability is voluntary and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Disability information will be shared only on a need-to-know basis with appropriate college officials when coordinating disability-related services and accommodations.

Disability Information

Information contained in a student's file is considered part of their educational record and is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Information may be released from the file in only three circumstances:

  • Court order
  • With the student's written permission
  • Internally within Dartmouth based on a legitimate educational reason

Internally, Dartmouth Engineering does not automatically notify a student's professors regarding a student's approved accommodations once the student has registered for classes; students are responsible for communicating with each individual course/professor regarding the accommodations they are requesting. Similarly, Dartmouth Engineering will not share a student's documentation or other information with an external entity unless the student requests, in writing, that this information be shared and specifies exactly what information should be shared and with whom.