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A Note About Confidentiality

Student Outreach and Support services are not meant to be therapy. Strict confidentiality that usually applies to mental health treatment does not apply. However, SOS will only share information with relevant individuals on a need-to-know basis.

In an effort to successfully coordinate services for a student, some information may be shared with other University offices or campus resources to provide the most appropriate assistance for that student.

In some situations, a written release may be signed by the student, so that Student Outreach and Support can share additional information, if needed.

Confidentiality is also subject to some limitations of law and University policy stipulating responsibility to inform those in a position to intercede when a student is deemed to be a danger to self or others.

Student Outreach and Support makes every effort to maintain student privacy while working with and coordinating support for students.

Student Outreach and Support is not a confidential resource; however, all of your information will remain private as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).