Global Risk & Safety

Compliance Protocols

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. 

The law includes education abroad programs in which the university owns or controls the property. This would include accommodations or other facilities abroad for which the University enters into a formal or informal contract for use by a program or students. This includes lodging (this includes hotels, hostels, dorms and other living arrangements) where the payment comes from the University or one of its employees or space that is specifically reserved for University students.

When leading students abroad, University faculty and staff are considered Campus Security Authorities (“CSAs”) under the Clery Act and are obligated to report any crimes they become aware of on property being used by University students.

To learn more about the responsibilities of Clery Act compliance for international programs, please contact:

Export Control

Export Controls are federal regulations that govern the transfer of certain items, technology, and services to foreign persons in the United States and abroad. They are established to:

An export is the transfer or release of a controlled item, technology, or service, to a foreign person or destination. While Ohio State is transferring and releasing technology to foreign persons regularly, the university does not often interact with controlled items, technology or services. The Office of Secure Research identifies when Ohio State works with controlled items, technology or services to ensure that export control regulations are followed.

In some cases, exports may require express written permission from the United States government, known as an export license. Non-compliance with export controls can result in severe monetary and criminal penalties against both an individual as well as the university, and can result in fines, jail time, loss of export privileges, the loss of research contracts, and reputational damage.

View the Export Control Policies at osr.osu.edu.

Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)

Ohio State is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. The university will take prompt and appropriate action in support of survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault at home and abroad.  

Instances of sexual harassment or assault abroad are to be treated as they are on campus, and should be reported to the:

Under federal Title IX requirement and Ohio State’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, any University faculty or staff member that knows of a sexual assault is required to take certain step of action and to report the assault to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.