The MSU Counseling Center upholds the best professional practices in protecting student confidentially and privacy. These policies are in accordance with ethical principles set forth by the American Psychological Association and can be reviewed at the clicking here. Information from your confidential Counseling Center record is released only if you give written consent. Faculty, university administrators, and parents do not have access to your Counseling Center record. By law, there are limited exceptions to this rule in cases of minors, health or safety emergencies and court subpoenas. Counselors are mandated to report specific information only when there is possibility of harm to a client or another person, in cases of abuse of a child, elder or disabled person, or under court order. You will receive more information about the Counseling Center’s confidentiality policy on your first visit.