Confidentiality

The Counseling Center staff knows how essential it is for you to trust that your privacy is respected and honored when you interact with us. 

We are required by state law and ethical counseling principles to maintain written records of services we provide to students, faculty and staff. While keeping records of our interactions with our clients helps us provide high-quality services, we are committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of these records. 

Confidentiality of Records

  • Records are highly secured
  • Records are accessible only by counselors
  • Parents (unless the student is under 18), police, administrators, faculty, coaches, secretarial staff, and student workers do not have access to your records without your written consent 
  • Client records are not part of your academic record 
  • Records are not made known to prospective employers or graduate schools 
  • Under rare circumstances we would be required to release information about a client without their permission in order to conform to state law and fulfill our duty to protect the client and/or others. The most likely situations include:
    • The client is deemed a danger to themselves or others
    • Records must be released by court order
    • A minor’s safety is threatened by abuse/neglect from an adult

If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please call and talk to a counselor anonymously.  Your counselor's goal is to make this a place where you will feel safe talking about your personal concerns.