Confidentiality

Your privacy will be respected. Your communication and interactions with the Counseling Center will be confidential and will not be divulged to University administration, faculty, staff, friends, family members, or others without your written consent. No record will be kept by the University that you attended counseling. Federal Confidentiality laws and regulations prohibit Counseling Center clinicians from complying with any request for information or even acknowledge whether or not an individual is or ever was in counseling without the individual's written consent. Exceptions to this policy are as follows:

If information is shared that someone is suicidal or homicidal.

If there is suspicion of physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect involving a child under the age of 18 or an adult over the age of 65, or of anyone who is disabled.

If a court order authorizes us to release information. A subpoena does not authorize us to release information unless it is accompanied by a court order or proper written authorization to release information provided by the client.