All client records are confidential. No information can be revealed or released to anyone, including parents or legal guardians, without a release signed by the student. Exceptions may occur if a clinical judgment has been made that an individual's mood or conduct indicates a substantial risk of harm to self or others. Also, there are rare circumstances where a clinician may be required by law or by court order to reveal particular information about a client.
Records of counseling sessions are not part of a college student's education record and are accessible only to the Health and Counseling Center staff. Files are maintained for at least seven years, and then archived or destroyed in a manner consistent with all applicable confidentiality laws and policies. If you have any questions or concerns regarding confidentiality or service, we encourage you to discuss them with your counselor.
Release of information
Instructions on how to complete a release of information and upload to your patient portal can be found online.
Consent to treatment and notice of privacy practices
The consent for treatment and notice of privacy practice is available for students once they make their first appointment at the University Counseling Center. Students can view this document prior to their first appointment.