Documentation Guidelines

Students requesting disability services should be prepared to present documentation that establishes eligibility for services and supports requests for specific accommodations as soon as possible. Records supporting the use of services in high schools or other institutions are helpful, although reports such as IEPs, SOPs and letters from disability service providers at other colleges are not, in themselves, considered sufficient to meet this documentation request. Learning Support Services reserves the right to request additional information to determine appropriate services or eligibility, if necessary.

Documentation is maintained in a secure file at LSS. Requests to share information with persons acting in roles external to the University will be considered only with prior written approval by the student. Files are usually maintained for six years beyond a student’s last registration, after which they are destroyed.