The counseling center follows a strict policy of confidentiality between client and counselor. No information regarding a client’s experience can be released to Whittier College, any individual, or institution outside the counseling center without the client’s written permission.

The only exceptions to this policy are in the case of child or elder abuse, or when an individual is clearly in danger of self-harm, or harm to others, or when an individual has downloaded, streamed, or accessed child pornography, in which case counselors are legally required to report it to the appropriate authorities and/or individuals.