Title IX and Clery Information When Studying Abroad

  • All JSU students and employees impacted by sexual harassment and sexual violence while abroad have options for obtaining information on available resources and support: 
  • Jennifer Argo, the Title IX Coordinator at JSU, can coordinate support for JSU students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence no matter where in the world they are or where the incident occurred. The Title IX Coordinator can be available to connect via email, phone, or skype business. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached at (256) 782-5769 or jlargo@jsu.edu. The Title IX Coordinator is here to investigate any policy violations, share information about options and rights, consult with faculty and staff, and connect people with resources. 
  • Information on confidential and non-confidential resources for JSU students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence, and for JSU students, staff, and faculty accused of violations of the Jacksonville State University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy may be found on the resources page. 
  • The Sexual Assault Support & Help for Americans Abroad (SASHAA) program which assists American citizens and legal permanent residents who are sexually assaulted in a foreign country. Telephone them at: 1-866 USWOMEN (879-6636).
  • JSU faculty members or program directors working with JSU Affiliated programs may provide support and guidance for both JSU students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence, and for to JSU students, staff, and faculty accused of violations of Jacksonville State University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.  JSU faculty and program directors are not confidential resources; therefore, they are required to inform JSU’s Title IX Coordinator of any reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence.
  • Even though a program is held far from Jacksonville, Alabama, your obligations to report remain necessary. If an employee becomes aware of an incident of any policy violation covered by our Title IX policy, please remember to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator immediately, so that we can assist you with coordinating a prompt, reasonable and effective response.
  • JSU students study abroad in affiliated and non-affiliated programs and in countries all over the world. Incidents involving sexual misconduct are taken seriously at JSU; however, they are viewed differently around the world.  It is important that you learn the local customs and laws of the host area prior to departure. Regardless of local norms about sexual misconduct, your responsibilities remain the same as they are when you are on campus in Jacksonville, Alabama.