UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty - Confidentiality

Counselors are under ethical and legal obligations not to release confidential information. They cannot tell faculty or staff members when a student is receiving counseling services. Counselors may listen to information you want to share with them about a student, but may only provide you with information about him or her with the student's written permission. The only exception is when the student presents a danger to self or others.

If you refer a student to a UWRF personal counselor, you will be notified that the student did attend an initial appointment only if the student gives written permission to do so. If you would like more information about a student's contact with Counseling Services, you can directly ask the student. The student can then make a decision about how much to reveal to you.