Confidential Employees have the same obligations as Student-Directed Employees in terms of offering students information, resources, support, and the ability to report, but their professional obligations and/or commitment to confidentiality provides an additional layer of confidentiality for students who desire it. Confidential Employees have a professional commitment and/or legal privilege that may enable them to oppose successfully an application for a court order seeking disclosure of communications.
Confidential Employees include most employees on campus who have a legal privilege such as:
- Most health care and mental health professionals
- Advocates in the Office of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services