As you speak with different NYU staff, you may be concerned about what information will be kept confidential. Licensed health professionals (such as Wellness Exchange social workers and CRCs, SHC nurses, physicians, and CWS counselors and psychologists) have the legal privilege of keeping your information confidential; information given to other NYU staff (such as RAs, RHDs, Public Safety Officers, and administrators) is not guaranteed to be kept confidential. For instance, if you choose to share an experience of a sexual assault with your RA, they must share this with their supervisor. The University is required to investigate all instances of sexual assault and harassment occurring among the NYU community with the utmost goal of protecting and ensuring the well-being and safety of you and our entire community. Particular laws guide all professionals and staff at NYU regarding how to approach confidentiality and privacy; if you have questions about this please ask.
It is also important that you know that there are certain times when, even if you are speaking with a licensed health care provider, some of the information you discuss might not be kept confidential – this only happens when there is concern for the health and safety of people in the NYU community, including you.
Please ask any questions you have regarding confidentiality before you reveal any details that you want to keep private to professionals both inside and outside of NYU.