Under FERPA - a privacy act - information about students is protected unless the student signs a waiver. I live with it and have to take an update class every once in awhile
The University of Iowa has been breaking this law:
The University of Iowa has been quietly sharing federally protected student information with Johnson County law enforcement officials who handle gun permit applications — an arrangement that one national organization calls a “license to snoop.”
It is to report trouble makers to the law. They report depression and anger.
Well, isn't that the nicest thing? Will you go to the counseling center now - knowing that your private concerns are report to Sheriff Andy?
PS - just talked to two academic clinicians who think such is a horror. Also, the NY Safe act is causing an uproar there. Have to check that out.