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 in the provision of disability-related services and accommodations.

Disability Information

Information contained in a student's fileĀ is considered part of their educational record and is protected under the 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

Unless otherwise discussed, the GSAS office will typically notify appropriate Geisel or Dartmouth officials with a legitimate educational need to know about your accommodation, in order to carry it out. Geisel 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.