Student Affairs - Dean's Office
Faculty and Student Advising Handbook

Introduction

The Faculty and Student Advising Handbook is a collaborative effort of the Deans’ Office and Office of Academic Affairs. It is a convenient source of information for both advisors and advisees. Much of the information on academic advising and schedules, academic regulations and procedures, departments and programs, and academic and student-service resources remains fairly constant from year to year.

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
    • Wesleyan administrators are constrained by FERPA (as amended, it is commonly known as the Buckley Amendment) and cannot share confidential details about a student unless the student has given permission. In Wesleyan’s interpretation, the terms of FERPA also extend to conversations with parents. Please contact the class deans with any questions about confidentiality.

  • Reasonable Accommodations for Documented Disabilities
    • Students who would like reasonable accommodations to be in place by the beginning of classes should get in touch with the associate dean of student academic resources as soon as possible and before the housing and registration deadlines of the Office of Residential Life and the Registrar's Office. For a confidential discussion about how and when to request accommodations or services at Wesleyan, contact the associate dean of student academic resources (disabilitiesservices@wesleyan.edu) and visit the Disability Services website. Please notify Disabilities Services before the deadline for submitting your summer registration choices (see the checklist) with information regarding your disability and potential accommodations.

      Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states: No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States ... shall solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) extends some of these provisions.