DASS staff adheres to the highest principles of ethical behavior. Staff members strive to ensure the fair, objective and impartial treatment of all persons. DASS is committed to ensuring that all information regarding a student is confidentially maintained as required or permitted by law.

Any information regarding a disability is considered confidential and will be shared with others within the University on a need-to-know basis only. Information contained in the confidential student files will be released only in the following circumstances:

  • Student states the intent to harm self or others.
  • Pursuant to a court order or subpoena.
  • Student has provided written authorization for release of information.

Students do not have to disclose specific information about their disabilities to faculty members; they must only provide them with the Faculty Notification Letter obtained from DASS that informs and identifies the types of accommodation(s) that will be necessary to participate in the course.