Statement for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Discussions with Student Support and Advocacy Center staff are confidential with two exceptions: (1) if there is substantial likelihood of danger to the student others or (2) the student has been referred to Student Support and Advocacy Center by a Mason office/official.

For referred students, Student Support and Advocacy Center staff members communicate with the referring party only to (1) confirm student attendance at meetings, (2) provide recommendations based on Student Support and Advocacy Center’s assessment and/or (3) verify completion of any assigned activities.

Third parties (including all Mason offices and officials) do not have access to the detailed information that students share during meetings or by completing Student Support and Advocacy Center questionnaires.

Finally, please be aware that confidentiality extends outside of the Student Support and Advocacy Center office, too. If you see your Student Support and Advocacy Center staff member on-campus or in the community, they will not acknowledge you unless you approach them first. This practice ensures that you have full control over whether/how much others know about your confidential Student Support and Advocacy Center visit.