Confidential and Anonymous Reporting Options
Confidential Reporting Options
If you wish to obtain confidential assistance without making a report to USD may do so by speaking confidentially with professionals who are obligated by law to maintain confidentiality, subject to the stated terms of confidentiality by that office. At USD, students may speak confidentially with any of the professionals listed below.
Information shared with the Counseling Center, Center for Health and Wellness Promotion and University Ministry will not be shared without consent, unless the disclosure is specifically permitted or required by law, such as when the circumstances pose an imminent risk of harm to self or others or where the report involves the suspected abuse of a minor under the age of 18.
The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, counseling services to enrolled students. Most students' counseling needs can be readily addressed by the center's professional staff, which includes psychologists, carefully selected and supervised trainees from doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology, and a contract psychiatrist.
The easiest way to secure services is by coming to the center (located in Serra 300) during walk-in hours, but initial appointments can also be arranged by telephone (call 619-260-4655). Walk-in hours are available whenever undergraduate classes are in session (when classes are not in session, call the center to confirm our walk-in schedule).
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
11:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays
Serra Hall 300
The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion strives to increase students' knowledge, facilitate their motivation to change unhealthy behaviors related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, and to reduce the risk of personal and community harm secondary to AOD use. The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion provides individual clinical consultations, assessments, education, 12-step facilitation and support, and referrals to students. Please review the various student services available on their website for more detailed information or contact their office at (619) 260-4618 if you have any questions.
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University Ministry is committed to promoting the integration of personal and informed faith, the principles and practice of Catholic Social Thought, and the knowledge and experience of Christian living for the entire USD community. Communication with pastoral counselors or members of the clergy who work for USD, provided that the communication occurs with the counselor or clergy member in his/her pastoral role, are confidential. This does not apply to resident ministers.
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Anonymous Reporting Options
Anonymous Reporting through the Department of Public Safety
You may report incidents or information anonymously at the Department of Public Safety website through the Anonymous Reporting form. The Anonymous Report form is also designed to provide the DPS with crime tips, along with reports in which complete anonymity is desired.
Third Party Anonymous Reporting
The Incident Reporting Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To ensure caller confidentiality and anonymity, the service is administered by an independent third party, Ethics Point.