International Emergency Notification System

In the event of an emergency or crisis abroad, the Program Director should contact the Office of International Initiatives€™ Study Abroad Programs Office if the incident is during office hours. If it is not during office hours, the call should be directed to the Study Abroad Emergency Number, or the University Police at 404€‘-413-3333. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All known information about the emergency should be given, together with contact information for the Program Director. University Police will then contact the Director of Study Abroad Programs, the Associate Provost for International Initiatives, the Chief of University Police and the Dean of Students who will then contact the remaining persons identified on the contact list set forth below. The Crisis Coordinator or Alternate Crisis Coordinator (whoever receives call) will determine if circumstances merit contacting the President and the Provost.

  • Ryan Rathmann, Director, Study Abroad Programs, Crisis Coordinator
  • Dr. Jun Liu, Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Alternate Crisis Coordinator
  • Dr. Rebecca Stout, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

Dr. Jun Liu and Ryan Rathmann will contact: President, Provost, Dean, and Department Chair.

Rebecca Stout will contact: Vice President for Student Affairs, Legal Affairs, University Relations, Risk Management and the Counseling & Testing Center.

From this point, only the Crisis Coordinator will handle all communication with the Program Director for the duration of the crisis.

University Relations will handle all communication (internal, external, media, etc.) for the University. The Crisis Coordinator will be in continuous contact with University Relations for the duration of the crisis.

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will contact emergency contacts, as deemed necessary.

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/ Dean of Students or the Vice President for Student Affairs will contact family members in the event of the death of a student and will be responsible for all communication with the family.