Retention and Privacy of Records

The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) regulates disclosure of disability documentation and records maintained by the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services. Information regarding your disability diagnosis is handled confidentially in accordance with state and federal laws. Under FERPA, Disability Services professional staff is permitted to release information to a school official who has a legitimate educational interest that is specified in his or her position description, that is related to a student’s education, that is related to the discipline of a student, or by student request. Disability documentation and related records will be retained by Disability Services for five (5) years from the last semester in which the student received services.