CISI Emergency # Outside U.S. – (01) 609-986-1234 (collect calls accepted)
CISI Policy Number: STB009987905
CISI ID Number: 01-AA-CIS-01133
Non-Emergency Number: (203) 399-5130
International Academic Programs Office (M-F, 8am-4:30pm CST): (608) 265-6329
IAP After Hours Emergency Number: (608) 516-9440
As a program leader with responsibility for an education abroad program, you may find yourself dealing with critical incidents and emergencies. In case of such incidents, you should be prepared to be on-call 24/7 until the situation is resolved.
IAP has developed procedures for safeguarding the well-being of study abroad programs and responding to critical incidents and emergencies. See below for more information.
IAP Health and Safety Information
The University of Wisconsin – Madison requires that all student travel to countries or regions within countries with U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Levels 3 or 4 (or CDC Warning Level 3) be reviewed and approved by the University’s International Travel Committee. The UW Travel Policy outlines the procedures that all students, faculty and staff must follow to ensure their international travel complies with the UW-Madison directives.
Program Itinerary and Contact Information
Thirty days prior to departure, program leaders must submit a comprehensive program itinerary including location, accommodation and contact details. IAP will use this information only in the event of an emergency, though thorough completion of all program details is important.
Students participating in IAP programs are bound by the UW-Madison Student Code of Conduct. Faculty dealing with conduct issues abroad should refer to this policy and contact IAP for further guidance. IAP will then liaise with the Dean of Student’s Office.
Title IX Requirements
All faculty, staff and students serving in TA or GA roles with study abroad programs, as well as program and resident directors, are required to comply with Title IX requirements. This includes serving as Responsible Employees and reporting all Title IX related incidents (past or present). Responsible Employees cannot maintain confidentiality but can protect privacy. Title IX protects against sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation.
Clery Act Requirements
All faculty, staff and students serving in TA or GA roles with study abroad programs, as well as program and resident directors, are required to comply with requirements set forth in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This includes acting in the role of a Campus Security Authority (CSA), incident reporting, and fire safety.
CSA training is also a compulsory requirement of all program leaders and must be completed 60 days prior to departure.