Confidentiality

Confidentiality

If you contact or come to the Respect Program, Student Health Services, or Counseling and Psychological Services, your contact with any of these areas will be kept confidential in all but the most extreme circumstances in which breaking confidentiality is required by law. This would include if you or someone else in risk of imminent harm or if you are a minor or disclose that a minor is experiencing abuse.  We will not reveal to anyone that you spoke to us or came in for treatment unless you specifically request that we do so.

Conversations that take place outside of these relationships with licensed mental or physical healthcare providers, such as with Campus Life, Equal Opportunity Programs, professors, or deans will be kept mostly confidential.  Any information about an incident of sexual misconduct will need to be shared with the Title IX Coordinators.  The Title IX Coordinators are university officials who work to maintain an environment free from sexual violence.  One of these coordinators will offer to meet with you to make sure your needs are being met and to determine how Emory will respond to this incident.  Your wishes are central to shaping the Title IX Coordinators’ response, but doing nothing at all might not be an option.  Any risks to the community will be taken into account.  Examples might include if there are multiple reports from the same perpetrator on record or if a deadly weapon was used.