What laws protect college student confidentiality, re: mental health issues?

Question by rhetorica: What laws protect college student confidentiality, re: mental health issues?
Details: The Virginia Tech shootings brought up a sore point for me. When college teachers refer a disturbed student for counseling services, they aren’t able to learn whether or not the student is being treated. When students face judicial affairs sanctions, neither student nor teacher complainents can find out if the offending student faced any sanctions, much less is still attending school. I’m curious about the actual law, because I’m writing to my local representatives to work to change the law. Any help or pointers appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by skcs11
it is called HIPAA. http://www.hipaa.org/

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Chance an Out of State student for the University of Virginia!?

Question by Jack P: Chance an Out of State student for the University of Virginia!?
Hey Guys,

I was wondering what is the acceptance rate for University of Virginia. I am an out of state student living in Texas and UVA is one of my dream schools. Here are my stats:

Grade: Senior (class of 2011)
Race: Sri Lankan (Asian Minority)
Rank: 28/600
GPA: 3.92 unweighed (I don’t know my weighed)
School/Class Type: Public/Mostly Competitive
ACT: 31
SAT II’s: 650 (Math Level 2), 620 (US History)
AP: 4’s and 3’s (US History, English Literature, English Language, World History)
Extra-Curriculars: Business Professionals Of America (Vice President), HOSA, JSA (Founder of chapter), National Honor Society, Aerospace Club (Founder), Math Club, Chess Club, Student Council (Community Service Chair), Asian-American Students Association (historian), Youth Leadership Organization (President/Founder), Intern with FUNCEDESCRI Organization (Raise money for malnourished countries like Guatemala), Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Soccer (Captain)
Honors/Awards: Nominated to join the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Defense, Participated and Nominated in NASA Texas Aerospace Scholars Program, AP Scholar, Honor Roll, 2nd Place BPA Regionals for Video Production/Financial Math, 6th Place UIL Academics Competition District for Social Studies and Current Events
Community Service: Volunteer with JPS Health Network Hospital, Carter Bloodcare Blood Drives, and Public Library (275+ Hours and counting)
Senior Courseload: AP Biology, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB & BC (block class), AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, Engineering Design, Soccer, Independent Study in AP Microeconomics
Possible Hooks: First Generation College Student

I am planning to major in either history or political thought/social thought. Another question I had was do out of state admittances mostly come from the south (texas, louisiana, georgia etc) or eastern united states (delaware, maryland, pennsylvania)?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by Cherry
The reality is that, while this sort of question gets asked 40 or 50 times a day (at least), any inquires relative to getting accepted into ANY institute of higher learning can be answered by referring to any college’s/university’s website and referencing their minimum admission requirements.

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WVU Student Government says, ‘save a couch,’ don’t burn one

WVU student leaders are taking a light-hearted, but serious stand around the senseless couch burnings that some students have been known to engage in. In this tongue-in-cheek video that is being pushed out to students — by students — WVU’s Student Government Association is putting it bluntly: “Save a couch,” don’t burn one.” Couches are meant for sitting, sleeping and studying on – even for finding spare change — but not for burning. So, just don’t do it. Celebrate legally and responsibly after any big Mountaineer victory — or similarly, act with class in defeat.
Video Rating: 2 / 5

How difficult is to get into the University of Virginia for an out of state student?

Question by Jack P: How difficult is to get into the University of Virginia for an out of state student?
Hey Guys,

I was wondering what is the acceptance rate for University of Virginia. I am an out of state student living in Texas and UVA is one of my dream schools. Here are my stats:

Grade: Senior (class of 2011)
Race: Sri Lankan (Asian Minority)
Rank: 28/600
GPA: 3.92 unweighed (I don’t know my weighed)
School/Class Type: Public/Mostly Competitive
SAT: 1800 (620 M, 580 CR, 600 W)
ACT: 31
SAT II’s: 650 (Math Level 2), 620 (US History)
AP: 4’s and 3’s (US History, English Literature, English Language, World History)
Extra-Curriculars: Business Professionals Of America (Vice President), HOSA, JSA (Founder of chapter), National Honor Society, Aerospace Club (Founder), Math Club, Chess Club, Student Council (Community Service Chair), Asian-American Students Association (historian), Youth Leadership Organization (President/Founder), Intern with FUNCEDESCRI Organization (Raise money for malnourished countries like Guatemala), Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Soccer (Captain)
Honors/Awards: Nominated to join the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Defense, Participated and Nominated in NASA Texas Aerospace Scholars Program, AP Scholar, Honor Roll, 2nd Place BPA Regionals for Video Production/Financial Math, 6th Place UIL Academics Competition District for Social Studies and Current Events
Community Service: Volunteer with JPS Health Network Hospital, Carter Bloodcare Blood Drives, and Public Library (275+ Hours and counting)
Senior Courseload: AP Biology, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB & BC (block class), AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, Engineering Design, Soccer, Independent Study in AP Microeconomics
Possible Hooks: First Generation College Student

I am planning to major in either history or political thought/social thought. Another question I had was do out of state admittances mostly come from the south (texas, louisiana, georgia etc) or eastern united states (delaware, maryland, pennsylvania)?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by Scott H
2009 Entering Freshman Class:
21,839 applications
6,775 offers of admission
3,308 students enrolling
88.5 percent of enrolling students ranked in top tenth of class
1250-1430 middle half of class SAT I

So, it looks like 15% of those that apply actually get to enroll and your 1200 SAT is a little below middle of the pack (they don’t count the writing score in their advertised SAT scores).

Also, if I remember correctly, only about a third of the enrollment spots are available for out of state students.

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International Student wanting to go to the US for university?

Question by zaksbabygirl: International Student wanting to go to the US for university?
I am canadian and speak english, so I do not need to write the TOEFL test. I got 1550 on my SAT and would like to go to Virginia Western or Virginia Tech. They are no help when I ask them how to get a student visa. Please, what is the process of getting one, and what comes afterwards (other things to do). I really need this information! Please help!

Best answer:

Answer by Luis
go to ur local us embassy thing in canada or come to the us as a tourist and go to the local canadian consul

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Third Winchester Student Battlefield Tour – Michael and Mitchell

A Webcast Historian production by the Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester, Virginia The videos you see here came out of a two week summer enrichment program, which involved twenty 8th grade students, three teachers, the Third Winchester battlefield, and some very cool technology. The students first become acquainted with their tools: the video camera, still camera, and the software they would be using to put their films together. The teachers then provided the students with background information on the Civil War using maps, objects, images, primary document texts, and the actual Civil War sites themselves. The students then spent two weeks filming at the Third Winchester battlefield. Once prepared each student produced an edited video encapsulating all that they learned and experienced. Eric Miller, Penny Oravec, and James Lupton should be commended for their successful efforts in using 21st century technology to help our students become interested in their 19th century American history.

Philip Vickers Fithian, journal and letters, 1767-1774, student at Princeton College, 1770-72, tutor at Nomini Hall in Virginia, 1773-74;

Philip Vickers Fithian, journal and letters, 1767-1774, student at Princeton College, 1770-72, tutor at Nomini Hall in Virginia, 1773-74;

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