Travel Modification or Suspension
The Director of Global Safety and Security is charged with monitoring world events to help travelers and sponsoring units manage risk, which can sometimes result in suggested or required changes to itineraries, programs or experiences.
In some cases (and depending on the type of traveler), Baylor may advise or order postponement, suspension or evacuation.
Faculty, staff and graduate students
The Director of Global Safety and Security may inform the unit sponsoring group travel of conditions that might prompt travel modifications, postponement, suspension or evacuation. In other cases, individual travelers may be contacted directly.
The Director of Global Safety and Security, in conjunction with the International Travel Committee (ITC), is responsible for considering travel modifications, postponement or suspension for an ongoing or previously approved undergraduate international opportunity if a significant health, safety or security concern is raised regarding that experience. Such circumstances are often tied to changes in U.S. DOS Travel Advisories or the issuance of a CDC Travel Notice Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel (“CDC Warning”) which invokes the Global Safety and Security Policy.
In circumstances where students, faculty or staff are perceived to be in imminent danger and the window of opportunity for action is short, evacuation procedures apply.