Community members who are studying or working away from campus on an approved academic or work assignment are protected by Oberlin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy that covers Title IX.

It is important to keep in mind that the laws of other countries, reporting options, and support resources may differ from those of the United States. If you are away from campus and need assistance, please contact Rebecca Mosely, Title IX coordinator, who will coordinate a support response with Jessica Greenfield, director of Cooper International Learning Center, and study away and winter term programs. You may also report online now.

Referrals for medical care may be obtained through the study away program staff, or the appropriate travel health insurance carrier. United States citizens can also contact the nearest United States embassy or consulate (www.usembassy.gov ) or call American Citizen Services 202-501-4444; citizens of other countries can contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country of their citizenship.

Browse the Sexual Misconduct Policy that covers Title IX  .


Online Resources

Many of the online resources available to you in the U.S. are also available when you study abroad. While hotlines may be more difficult to access while abroad, because of long-distance fees or cost of international phone plans, there are some online chat support resources that may be helpful.

U.S. State Department

The  U.S. State Department  offers resources and information for U.S. citizens who have been the victims of crime overseas.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

online.rainn.org offers 24hrs/7days access to trained support specialists available by online chat. The service is free and confidential, and they can offer you support and help you find additional resources.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Live chat services are available from 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Central Time at www.thehotline.org. Trained advocates provide confidential support around experiences of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project has a free, confidential online chat resource from 3-9 p.m. at www.thetrevorproject.org. The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.