Professional counselors and reporting

All counselors, because of the nature of their work, are Campus Security Authorities.   As a result of 1998 amendments to the Clery Act, clarification was given to how a “professional” counselor carries out his/her responsibilities as campus security authorities. A “professional” counselor, as defined in the Act, is a counselor whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the institution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.
 If the counselor deems it appropriate, the student should also be encouraged to contact the Office of Campus Security