At a minimum, students must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to apply for a global education program that is managed by the Office of International Affairs.
Registered sexual offender status
Students falling under the requirement to register as sexual offenders in Ohio are excluded from participation in faculty-led programs.
To the extent that their legal status permits them to travel abroad, the measure does not exclude these students from possible international educational opportunities; individually organized, informal and third-party provided options may be open to them under current regulations.
Students who are convicted felons or who have a felony charge pending against them are excluded from participation in faculty-led programs.
To the extent that their legal status permits them to travel abroad, the measure does not exclude these students from possible education abroad participation; individually organized, informal and third-party provided opportunities may be open to them under current regulations.
Disciplinary probation and Suspension
A disciplinary record review is submitted to the Office of Student Conduct at the time of application to an Ohio State supported program. A secondary review of all students admitted to programs is completed prior to program departure. The review also includes sanctions determined by the Committee on Academic Misconduct, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Institutional Equity.
Students who are unsure of their conduct status or the dates of the period of a sanction may submit a Disciplinary Record Request to the Office of Student Conduct.
Apart from the appeal of career probation, there is no appeal of the eligibility criteria. Students planning to pursue education abroad, or currently enrolled in a program, are encouraged to discuss their travel plans during the hearing phase of any conduct case.
The eligibility requirements established by the International Travel Policy Committee apply to Ohio State staff or faculty-led programs, university supported international exchanges, direct enrollment and third-party provider programs. The eligibility criteria apply to all university supported international travel, including opportunities through the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Student Life and other academic or administrative units.
The protocol does not entirely exclude students serving a current sanction of disciplinary probation from possible education abroad participation. Individually organized opportunities including direct application to foreign universities or non-Ohio State supported third-party programs are not subject to an Ohio State conduct review. However, these programs may require applicants to submit a disciplinary records check. Students may obtain these directly from the Office of Student Conduct, and the individual program retains the right to determine the applicant’s eligibility.
If you do not meet all of these requirements, even after you have been accepted, you will not be permitted to participate in your global education program and will be subject to the OIA Cancellation Policy. Please contact your global education specialist with any questions.