The Office of International & Off-Campus Study routinely monitors the safety and security conditions in locations where Stevenson University students travel for the purpose of taking part in University sanctioned credit-bearing courses. The International & Off-Campus Study Emergency Response Plan designates the process in the event of an emergency or crisis involving the well-being of Stevenson University students, faculty, and/or staff in a University sponsored program or role off-campus (domestic or international). While acknowledging that no single plan can address all contingencies, Stevenson recognizes the importance of establishing, in advance, policies and procedures that are designed to safeguard the safety and well-being of participants.
For this purpose, a crisis is any circumstance that poses a genuine risk to, or that has already disturbed, the ongoing safety and well-being of the Stevenson University participants.
Crises could include, though are not limited to, the following:
Once the information on the crisis situation is established, the Associate Dean, International & Off-Campus Study will consult with the Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs to make an initial determination if a particular situation warrants the activation of the International & Off-Campus Study Emergency Response Team. The International & Off-Campus Study Emergency Response Team is the main body that makes decisions and coordinates a response in the event of an emergency or crisis involving student and/or faculty participants.
The Team is made up of the following positions:
In the case that the Team is called to action, additional members may be called upon on a case-by-case basis to include expertise on a geographical region or issue that is pertinent to the crisis at hand.
The International & Off-Campus Study Emergency Response Plan is intended to be updated on a regular, ongoing basis as needed. The Crisis Management Plan in its entirety is on the Stevenson University Human Resources webpage.