Counseling is a personal matter and all inquiries and meetings are private and confidential to the extent permitted by law, except in situations where there is a threat or danger to life, including neglect or abuse of a child or an elderly person.

With these exceptions, the Counseling & Testing Center's policy prohibits the release of any information concerning a student to anyone without the student's explicit and informed written authorization. The only exception is that consultation occurs as needed among University Counseling Center staff in the delivery of services. No record of counseling is contained in any academic or educational file.