Confidentiality

Swarthmore College respects the privacy of its students.  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act governs all student record information.  All information concerning student disabilities and accommodation is kept separately from student academic files.  This information is confidential and will not be released to third parties without the written permission of the student, except in circumstances involving matters of health, safety, and law.  Information regarding student disabilities and requests for accommodation is available to College faculty and staff on a need-to-know basis.

Please avoid discussing accommodations for students in public.  We encourage you and the student to meet individually to discuss your course and any accommodations arrangements.

Please do not hesitate to contact Leslie Hempling in the Student Disability Service at lhempli1@swarthmore.edu or 610-690-5014 if you have any questions or concerns.