We often talk about creating safe spaces for students to discuss sensitive topics in the classroom, but learning often isn't safe. Sometimes safe spaces can let you down.
The first time a student will face the decision about whether to disclose is while writing his or her college application essay.
Some years ago after having made a decision to engage in administrative work the litany from my colleagues began: "I guess you have decided to go to the dark side." Recalling Darth Vader's hope that Luke will see the "darkness," I began to wonder what had drawn me away from the light.