Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) takes students' privacy seriously and maintains strict adherance to professional codes of ethics and legal rules of confidentiality. Information shared between a client and counselor, including a student's clinical contact with our office, cannot be released to anyone -- including family members or the University -- without the consent of the student. There are certain situations in which CAPS is legally obligated to make an exception to confidentiality, including:
(1) To prevent imminent danger to self or an identifiable other.
(2) In situations where a child or vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected.
(3) When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.