Will My Counseling Records Be Kept Confidential?

All counseling records are kept confidential and are not part of university records. With rare exceptions, no information is released to anyone outside Counseling Services, including other University offices, faculty, staff or parents without your written consent. Exceptions to confidentiality include life-threatening situations for example, when someone is deemed to be an imminent danger to themselves or others, in cases of child abuse or appropriate court order. In these cases, counselors may disclose information to protect you or others from harm or to comply with legal mandates. Counseling Services staff members may share information with each other for the purposes of consultation.