Office of Global Opportunities Risk Management
The Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) tracks and reviews health, safety, and security issues that have the potential for impacting Ohio University student travel. OGO’s risk management team also responds to emergencies impacting students, faculty and staff on University-sponsored travel.
Risk Monitoring and Assessment
OGO’s risk management team monitors world events, news reports, U.S. Department of State (USDOS) travel information and advisories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel advisories and warnings as well as information provided by the University's international security partner, International SOS.
Specifically, OGO monitors global information and events where:
- The University sponsors international and domestic study away programs.
University students conduct independent, university-sponsored or -related international travel.
If conditions warrant it, OGO will initiate a review and assessment of proposed program and student travel and bring it to the Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC) for review.
Study Away Risk Assessment Committee
The Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC) is comprised of representatives from across Ohio University. SARAC reviews travel requests and risk assessments. For more information on SARAC’s operations and triggers for travel review and risk assessments please see: