The Counseling Center maintains confidentiality for all students seen in the center in accordance with professional ethics and legal guidelines. Counseling records are kept separate from educational records and no information is released without the student’s written consent. Information revealed in counseling, even the fact that you have made an appointment, is not disclosed to others unless you provide written authorization for that information to be released.
Exceptions to this practice are:
- When the counselor believes you present an imminent danger to yourself and others
- When the life or the safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered
- When a counselor believes that a readily identifiable child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation
- When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings
In all cases, what you discuss in counseling will remain confidential.
E-mail is not a confidential medium for communication. In addition, Counseling Center staff does not maintain 24-hour access to e-mail accounts. We request appointments not be made or changed via e-mail. To make an appointment call 706.236.2259 or stop by the Ladd Center.