Policies and Forms

Counseling Services Forms

Email Policy

We welcome your interest and contact. We also value your privacy. Note that email is not an appropriate method for individual questions regarding personal and confidential issues. It may be used for requesting general information regarding services, resources or other campus information. If you choose to use email to communicate with your therapist, please understand the limitations of doing so. We encourage you to use the Secure Message feature on the Patient Portal to discuss information related to your treatment. Neither email nor secure messaging should be used in emergency situations. In those situations, please come to the Wellness Center, call Campus Safety, or call 911.

Confidentiality is essential to the counseling process and cannot be assured with email. Email should not be used for urgent communication of any sort. If time is of particular concern for you, please call Counseling Services.

Statement about Social Media:

Counselors do not accept friend or follow requests from clients. Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) is considered public communication. Connecting on these platforms could compromise your confidentiality. Interacting on these platforms could create the possibility that these exchanges would become part of counseling records.

As we understand that clients will go on to graduate and may encounter former counselors in another capacity that is no longer within the scope of the therapeutic relationship, there may be the opportunity to make case-by-case decisions a certain number of years after graduation. However, your counselor will never initiate an invitation to connect on social media.

Statement about Emotional Assistance Animals:

Wofford Counseling Services staff are not able to provide assessments, recommendations or documentation to support the need of an Emotional Support Animal. ESAs are viewed under the Federal Housing Act as a "reasonable accommodation" for those who have a mental disability. Wofford College guidelines and procedures for ESAs can be found by visiting the Accessibility Services website.

Leave Policies:

There may be times when students find it necessary to leave the college before completing a semester. Information about these situations can be found at the following sites.

Medical Withdrawal (Voluntary)

Involuntary Leave

Psychostimulant/ADHD Medication Policy

Wofford College Wellness Center does not prescribe or refill ADHD medications. We also do not provide diagnostic testing for Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. See below for information on how to find a provider in your area who will do testing or prescribe medication:

To find a prescribing provider:

  1. Contact your health insurance provider to get a list of doctors in the area that are on your plan
  2. Contact the doctor’s offices to see if they are accepting new patients. Be sure to let them know that you will be requesting psychostimulant medications. Some providers do not choose to prescribe that medication, so you will want to be sure before your first appointment.

Some people also choose to search on psychologytoday.com to find a therapist, testing provider, or psychiatrist in their area.

Local resources for psychoeducational testing (diagnostic testing for ADHD, learning disabilities, and other conditions):