Communication and Confidentiality - SSD

  • Faculty members should encourage students with disabilities to identify themselves privately.
  • When a student informs you about a disability, do not be afraid to ask questions such as, “Can you help me understand your accommodation needs?”
  • Faculty members may want to include the following statement on their syllabus:  “Any student with a documented disability should contact Dr. Marlayne Manley in the Office of Student Support Services located on the first floor of Wright Hall to make arrangements for appropriate accommodations.”
  • Faculty members are required to respect student confidentiality.  It is the student’s choice to disclose their disability.
  • Students are required to provide appropriate documentation to the Office of Student Support Services only.