Confidentiality

Disclosure of a disability is voluntary.  Information about disability status and accommodations is highly confidential.  It does not become part of the student's academic record at the College and is not released without written consent unless required or permitted by law.  Information about a disability is shared with members of the campus community only with permission of the student, on a need-to-know basis.  We are not able to share any clinical information except in cases where the student has provided explicit permission and where more information would be helpful in implementing accommodations.

If you receive an accommodations letter from a student, please do not share information about a student's disability with others unless the student has given you permission.  Please avoid discussing accommodations in front of students' classmates or other faculty and staff.  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.