Disability Services promotes an equal opportunity for students with disabilities in pursuing a higher education and achieving their academic goals. Fort Lewis College recognizes disability is an aspect of diversity. To that end, Disability Services collaborates with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments.
Disability Services is committed to ensuring all information regarding a student remains confidential as required or permitted by law. Any information regarding a disability gained from medical or psychological evaluations shall be considered confidential.
Disability related information is to be treated as medical information is treated. For example, college faculty and staff do not have access to diagnostic or other information regarding a student’s disability-related needs. A student may sign a written consent form giving our office permission to discuss the disability with faculty and staff, parents, coaches, and/or advisors who require further information. Information will not be released without consent unless it is required by federal or state law.