Confidentiality

Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Except for the counselors at PhilaU Counseling Services, no PhilaU faculty, staff, or administrator has any access to student counseling records without written permission from the client, or in emergency situations as prescribed by the law. You are encouraged to express any concerns that you have about confidentiality with your counselor. 

We would release information under the following exceptions:

  • If you give written permission to disclose information (in that instance you would determine what information is to be released and to whom)

  • If you present a danger to yourself and/or someone else

  • In certain (very rare) legal situations your counselor may be required to disclose information as necessary to comply with the law, but every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality