A Note on Confidentiality

Tulane recognizes that students may want to speak confidentially at times. Tulane University students have several options to seek support and/or report an incident or concern. These options fall into three categories: confidential, private and anonymous.

  • Confidential: These resources are strictly confidential. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without your explicit permission. Exceptions to strict confidentiality are when the provider believes you are a threat to yourself or others. We encourage all victims and survivors to seek counseling to help process their experience, options, and to begin the recovery process.
  • Private:  These conversations are kept as private as possible, but information must be shared with key staff members so that the university can offer resources and accommodations and take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any resource, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.
  • Anonymous: Anonymous crime reporting is NOT for emergency situations. Anonymous reporting is an option if you are afraid of being identified as the complainant. However, you should realize that anonymous reports may not receive immediate attention and must include sufficient details where the appropriate offials are able to conduct an investigation if determined to be warranted.
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