Office of Global Citizenship
Working with Students Abroad
Faculty must assure that the group has a designated contact on duty at all times, including during excursions, and other program activities. Faculty directors should not leave the city to attend a conference or have a weekend away during the official program dates unless there is a second individual approved to serve as the program contact during that time period who will be in the city where the program is located. An approved emergency contact could be a second faculty member co-directing the program or an on-site employee of an affiliate program provider or partner institution.
Codes of Conduct
Misconduct Resolution Process
For this reason, the Dean of the Office of Global Citizenship, or staff of that office acting in these situations as his/her designee have authority to take immediate disciplinary action, as dictated by this document, for misconduct occurring during Sewanee international experiences, though cases of student misconduct may also be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for the imposition of additional sanctions.
The disciplinary process contained in this document will be initiated when a student is suspected of violating any of the following rules, laws, or policies:
- The University’s expectations for conduct as dictated by the Honor Code,
- A provision included in the above Office of Global Citizenship’s Study Abroad Code of Student Expectations,
- Any rule, regulation or expectation for conduct established by the Host Institution,
- Any municipal, regional, or country law and/or statute applicable to the program’s location.
Managing Risk Abroad
All opportunities bear some risk, and we offer the following general advice on how to reduce risk and to manage in challenging situations. Please recall that you will be visiting another culture with different norms of behavior and another political system with different laws and institutions. A lengthier document with advice may be found on the Live Safe application to be downloaded to your phone or Android device.
All group leaders are required to prepare and distribute in writing to students an Emergency Action Plan that includes protocols for different types of emergencies, as well as contact information for program leaders, the US Consulate, and acceptable medical facilities near all program locations. This section offers guidelines to help international program leaders you think through how you would navigate difficult situations abroad.