If RU was an employer, they would be allowed to ask if you can perform the job you are applying for.
If RU was a medical facility, they would ask detailed questions about your health after accepting you as a patient.
At this point, remember:
- all information is being collected prior to acceptance into the program
- RU has no written policy on who has access to your records or how those records will be managed if you are accepted or rejected from the program.
- At least one current staff member has been in prison for unspecified charges.
Can anyone who has a chronic condition fit their appointment schedule and medications in the space provided? I know I'd be way out of space....
Interesting fact: If you are "required" to volunteer for anything, you are not volunteering any more.
- I don't trust these goofballs enough to give them a list of prescription drugs I am using right now, let alone a list of drugs that were abused with dates and length of time I used them. Minor annoyance: they spelled length as "legth".
- I can live with the question about hospitalization for mental illness. The details of when, why, where and discharge date are none of their damn business on an application.
- I can live with the therapist question. The dates and reasons are none of their business.
- The list of health issues is both strangely over-detailed and missing things at the same time.
- How many adults have NEVER had a toothache or backache?
- Leukemia is a type of cancer.
- "Kidney, Thyroid, and Prostate" are names of organs not disorders.
- HIV is missing; AIDS is the point where someone's immune function is impaired from HIV.
- Odd omissions: asthma, allergies, skin disorders, sleep disorders, and muscular disorders.
Interesting fact: The 45 hours per week is work at RU ministries and outside employers. They forgot to count the ~30 minutes a day you spend doing facility chores that students/patients are supposed to get paid for in Illinois. It's more like a 48 hour work week.
Why did it take 5 pages of personal information BEFORE the disclosure of RU being "not a medical facility?"
If this is not a medical facility AND they will provide no medical assistance, why do they need all this medical information?
NO non-medical facility should be involved in treating eating disorders or people who are currently physically addicted to a substance. Anorexia has the highest fatality rate of mental health disorders. Some drugs are safe to stop taking "cold turkey" although the process is miserable. Some drugs - like alcohol and some frequently abused prescription drugs - change brain chemistry in a way that makes going "cold turkey" life threatening.
"Have you ever thought about or tried to commit suicide?" I don't think that question is asking what they want it to since everyone has thought about suicide as a topic or a word at some point in their life.
My two cents: Do you want to give these people a list of your current and former family members, how to contact them and the information that you had a STD at some point in the past? Do you trust these people to use this information responsibly?