Generally, MIT student support and mental health and counseling staff will not share your communications with others. However, under very limited circumstances there may be times when information needs to be shared with MIT faculty or staff, family members, or health care providers. Because transparency and mutual understanding are critical to successful relationships between staff and students, we encourage you to have a conversation with support and mental health professionals about the differences between confidential and private resources.
"Confidential" resources will keep conversations strictly confidential and, except in rare, extreme circumstances (including imminent risk of harm to self or others), nothing will be shared without your permission. Confidential resources will not report any information to the Title IX Office.
"Private" resources will keep conversations as private as possible but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with the Title IX Office so that the Institute can take action if necessary for reasons of safety. The wishes of the person providing the information are given full consideration, except in cases of imminent risk of harm to self or others.