Student Educational Opportunity
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3808, 1000 E. University Ave.
109 Knight Hall
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307 766-6189
TeleType: 307 766-3073
Fax: 307 766-4010
Protecting your privacy and the information you have shared with UDSS is important to us. Our policy is to ensure that both the documentation provided to our office about a disability and other information related to you is handled with respect.
UDSS requests documentation to verify that your condition(s) is a disability defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments, and to assist us in working with you to form a plan to accommodate your disability-related needs at UW.
UDSS student files contain the completed application and the documentation provided us. They also contain our notes pertaining to meetings with students and the services that we have facilitated, as well as copies of correspondence, schedules, grades, etc.. According to FERPA (The Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act) students have a right to access their file. If students ever wish to see their file, arrangements can be made with their coordinator to view it. A pre-arranged appointment is necessary.
Information about disabilities, medical conditions, use of accommodation services, etc. are retained in separate, educational records and are never recorded on academic transcripts, degrees earned, etc. Disability-related information is not shared with prospective employers, other institutions, etc. without the student's written permission.
UDSS retains files for seven (7) years after the last semester enrolled at UW. At that time, the file is shredded. Because files are not retained indefinitely, we encourage students to obtain and keep copies of documentation for future use.
UDSS follows the following guidelines to preserve the privacy of disability-related records:
For questions regarding confidentiality and your rights, please contact your coordinator.