Policy on Judicial Standing for Study Abroad Participants
Studying abroad presents significant opportunity for academic and personal growth. At the same time, it introduces new rules, expectations and obligations that may put additional stress on participants. Misbehavior, including violation of the Student Code of Conduct or host country laws, could result in serious and even life-threatening consequences abroad.
In order to promote a positive and safe learning environment for our students and programs abroad, judicial records for all applicants will be examined both at the time of application and again before the beginning of a program. Students who have shown a recent history of poor decision-making based on their judicial records will be denied admittance to or removed from OHIO- and affiliate-sponsored study abroad programs. If removed from the program after acceptance, students will be responsible for nonrefundable and non-recoverable costs as outlined in the Conditions of Participation.
Students who have a judicial record but are not currently on disciplinary probation may apply to study abroad.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place over one calendar year from the program start date may proceed with their application to study abroad. They must still meet all eligibility requirements for the program and be nominated to the program; program acceptance is not guaranteed.
Students who are currently on suspension or participating in the alternative suspension program may not study abroad. Students returning from suspension or alternative suspension must be reinstated at OHIO and either off probation or demonstrate one calendar year with no further judicial sanctions before the program start date.
Students who are placed on judicial probation or higher sanction or receive further judicial sanctions after having accepted their nomination to their study abroad program will no longer be allowed to study abroad. They will additionally be held responsible for nonrefundable and non-recoverable costs as outlined in the Conditions of Participation.
Students matriculated in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) under any type of judicial, behavioral or professionalism sanction with Community Standards and Student Responsibility or the HCOM Committee on Student Progress at the time of application or during the program travel dates will follow the conditions above. HCOM students who are placed on judicial probation or receive further sanctions after having been accepted in their study abroad program will no longer be allowed to study abroad and will be held responsible for nonrefundable and non-recoverable costs as outlined in the Conditions of Participation. Students on academic probation may be permitted to participate with permission of the Director of Global Health and Vice Dean of HCOM.
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