Will Kent State advise me if my student is having difficulty?

Our educational and student-development philosophy, as well as the professional confidentiality codes observed by medical and counseling professionals, and federal laws require us to honor a confidential relationship with students in nearly all matters affecting their lives at Kent State University. Consequently, we do not routinely report students’ occasional or ongoing academic, social, medical or personal problems to their parents. We contact families only when, in our best judgment, the student’s well-being demands a family consultation. In such cases, we usually ask the student to make the first contact with his or her parents.