Decisions about reporting relationship violence are individual ones. Fear and embarrassment can cause victims to be reluctant to tell others about the abuse. Discussing the abuse with the police may allow the perpetrator to be held accountable for the crime.
Confidentiality and Privacy
Buffalo State will do everything it can to preserve your privacy; this means that only people who need to know about the incident will be given your name and other limited information as necessary.
Privacy is different from confidentiality. Confidentiality means that no information can be disclosed and your support person cannot talk and work with others on your behalf without your written consent. Most services at Buffalo State are private and not confidential.
You can speak confidentiality about any incident of power-based interpersonal violence with someone from The Counseling Center, or Weigel Health Center. You may also wish to speak confidentiality with some of our community resources. They will not disclose anything you tell them without your permission.
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