Laws and Policies
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The Rights of Students with Disabilities
To get a general overview of disability and compliance on the SDSU campus, see the Office of Employee Relations & Compliance, which covers topics such as:
- How does the law protect students with disabilities?
- What is a disability?
- What is an institution's obligation toward students with disabilities?
- What are the rights of a student with a disability at SDSU?
California State University (CSU) Policies and Guidelines
Student Disability Services practices
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a law
that protects students' educational records and prevents the improper
disclosure of these records. As an SDS student, you must sign a release
of information and specify the individual you are authorizing the
release of disability-related information. Without your authorization,
we will not disclose information to faculty, staff, or parents. To learn
more about FERPA and your rights as a student at SDSU, visit the the
University's Center for Student Rights and Responsibilties.
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