Personal counseling is available for students on a referral basis only. USC Sumter utilizes services from the Sumter County Mental Health Services and the University Counseling and Human Development Center on the Columbia campus for a nominal fee.
By law counselors are not permitted to reveal information from counseling sessions to faculty, staff, or any person unless the student has given written permission. Legal exceptions to confidentiality are:
- The student is in danger of injuring him or her self or others and there is a clear risk of serious harm.
- The student reveals information about child abuse or the abuse of the mentally retarded or developmentally disabled adult.
- A court order is issued for information from a counseling file.