The Peer Support Center is a safe space where confidentiality and privacy are strictly respected. Trainers, Peer Supporters, and peer support staff members cannot share any information related to peer support outside of the center.
Identifiers such as, but not limited to, name, major, grades, and personal issues about students seeking support should not be shared. Students seeking support have the right to share their experiences with confidence, knowing that their privacy is respected. Individuals who do not respect this code of ethics will be dismissed from the peer support center and no longer given a chance to provide nor receive support.
Some issues may have to be discussed with supervisors for further guidance and training. Any information shared will strictly abide by all confidentiality and privacy policies.
Only under the following circumstances will confidentiality and privacy be breached:
- A student's own life is at risk or they are at risk of hurting others.
- A student seeking support has a medical emergency and needs urgent medical care.
Peer Supporters should understand that they are not yet trained enough to handle high risk crisis situations. In case the student seeking support feels like they are at risk of hurting themselves or others, they can go to, or have someone personally assist them to:
- AUB Counseling Center, West Hall 2nd floor, Room 210.
Report to: Chant Kazandjian, Head of the Counseling Center
- Office of Student Affairs, Dean's Office, West Hall Ground floor, Room 109.
Report to: Dr. Talal Nizameddin, Dean of Student Affairs
- Student Wellness Outreach Office, West Hall 3rd floor, Room 338.
Report to: Sandra Ziadeh, Student Wellness Outreach Officer
- Emergency Room, AUBMC.