Student information is maintained in a secure file at DRS. Documentation is not shared with others, although if requested, general information about the student’s accommodations may be discussed on a need-to-know basis with faculty or administrators. DRS staff is committed to maintaining utmost discretion in matters involving students' disabilities and related matters. Pertinent information related to records may be shared with university personnel only when deemed necessary and appropriate to facilitate the student’s access to programs and services. Requests to share information with persons acting in roles external to the university will be considered only with prior written approval by the student. Files are maintained for seven years beyond a student’s last registration with DRS, after which they are destroyed.