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Alcohol Policy

  • The University has developed drug education, prevention, and intervention programs. Members of the University community are encouraged to become familiar with the programs and are invited to take advantage of the services provided.

UNCP Illegal Drug and Alcohol Policy

Smoking Policy

  • The University is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work and learning environment. UNCP values individual rights and the well being of all its faculty, staff, and students. On occasion a conflict arises between personal rights and community interests. Smoking is such an issue of contention.

UNCP Smoking Policy PS 04 96 (Revised July 1, 2008)

Confidentiality Policy

No confidential information may be released to anyone without the written consent of the client unless one of the following conditions occurs:

    • The client is in imminent danger of harm to self or others and notifying medical or a law enforcement authority is necessary to insure the client's or other's safety.
    • The clinician has reason to suspect any of the following:
      • Child abuse
      • Abuse of the elderly
      • Abuse of a disabled person
      • If any of these conditions is suspected, the clinician should discuss with the client the clinician’s mandatory reporter status. Clinicians may discuss the situation with a supervisor before reporting and/or may arrange to report with the client, if that is agreeable.
    • Second or third hand reports of child or elderly, or
    • Disabled abuse should be discussed with a supervisor. Reporting may be appropriate.
    • We receive a subpoena from a court (signed by a judge).
  • Confidentiality extends to all contact the client has with the CAPS and includes their status as a client, any and all communication being verbal or written, subsequent documents from faculty that are included in the record, and attendance at counseling sessions.

Emergency Procedures

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime emergencies are handled by available clinical staff members.

Other CAPS activities such as meetings, supervision, and client appointments take second priority.

Clinicians respond only to psychological emergencies. The CAPS's policy is not to work with students who are intoxicated.


8 a.m. and Weekends

All campus emergencies are handled through Campus Police between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and weekends.

A nurse is on call or in the Health Center at all times.

In the event of a psychological emergency Campus Police will contact the on-call clinician. That clinician will:

  • Evaluate the student to assess if s/he poses a danger to others
  • Call campus police for hospital transportation if warranted
  • Set assessment appointment for non-hospitalized students to see a counselor at the Counseling Center in the morning if student is not considered a risk 

Student Handbook (from Student Affairs Web Site)