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Counseling Confidentiality

Counseling Services professionals are legally and ethically required to maintain the confidentiality of information shared by students in counseling sessions, with few exceptions. These exception include:

  • When disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to a student or other identifiable person.
  • When there is apparent or suspected indication of physical abuse of a child (either current or past, including disclosure by adults of their own past childhood abuse).
  • When there is apparent or suspected indication of physical abuse of a dependent adult. 
  • When required to disclose confidential information on the basis of a legal requirement.

Please note that on occasion, in order to best serve you, it is possible that more than one representative of the counseling staff will have access to your records.

While we do everything we can to preserve your privacy, please be aware that there are limitations and risks associated with the use of communication using electronic methods such as e-mail.