LSTC counselors adhere to professional, legal and ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association. All counseling records are completely confidential. What this means to the student is that information about contact with the Counseling Center does not go on the students academic record/file.
Exceptions of Confidentiality
LSTC counselors are mandated to report certain information in which there is possible harm to the students or another person, in cases of child or elder abuse, or in event of a court order. While these situations related to health, safety and welfare can happen; they are very rare.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)