Policies & Procedures
Privacy & Confidentiality
Visits to the Counseling & Testing Center are private and no one outside the center is given any information regarding what is revealed in counseling or even that you have made an appointment to see a counselor unless we have your written permission to do so. This includes, but is not limited to: family, spouses, romantic partners, friends, co-workers, employers, professors, or university officials outside of the Counseling & Testing Center. No information becomes part of a student’s academic record.
A Few Exceptions to Confidentiality
However, if we believe that you are immediately and seriously dangerous to yourself or to an identifiable third person, we are legally required to try to keep you safe and to warn anyone else you might try to harm. Also, if we hear about child abuse or elder abuse taking place in the present, we are required to report this to appropriate state authorities. If we or our records are subpoenaed in a legal proceeding, we may be required to release the records.