Office of Student Life

Disability Services


Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) views all materials pertaining to a student’s disability as confidential. All disability-related information for students at The Ohio State University is housed in Disability Services. Only staff persons working at Disability Services have access to these files. Registration with SLDS will not appear on transcripts

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) do not allow faculty or others access to disability-related information (e.g. diagnosis, medications). SLDS will not share a student’s medical information with university faculty or staff without the student’s consent. Access Specialists will confirm registration and approved accommodations on a need-to-know basis.

SLDS will not disclose any student’s medical or registration information to an employer or other outside organization without the student’s permission. SLDS will retain all disability documentation for six years after students leave the university.