Heidelberg University respects the privacy of its students. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act governs all student record information. Information related to a disability provided by a student as part of a request for accommodation will remain confidential.
All information concerning student disabilities and accommodation is kept separately from student academic files. Only those members of the faculty or administration involved in the decision making process on a requested accommodation will have access to the information. By signing and submitting the signed release of information, the student consents to access of that information by those faculty and administration members involved in the decision making process.
Rights and Responsibilities
The Office of Student Accessibility Services at Heidelberg University does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender expression, disability, sexual orientation, religion, location of origin, and/or socioeconomic status. Alongside the rest of the University community, SAS is responsible for complying with applicable local, state, and federal laws and statutes. Beyond compliance, SAS offers interpretation and guidance on complying with the following major federal legislations: The Fair Housing Act of 1968; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, particularly Title III; and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.SAS is responsible for following emerging best practices from relevant professional associations, legal decisions, the findings of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) from the federal Department of Education, and other sources in gilding the University in maintaining legal compliance.