Safety and Security Information

Lebanon Valley College is concerned about the health, safety, and security of its students studying off-campus both domestically and abroad. Staff at our host institutions stay in close contact with the students, the local authorities, embassies and consulates, and LVC staff at home. Please be assured that we continue to monitor world events and regularly update contingency plans should they ever be needed.

Prior to departure and on arrival to the host school, LVC students attend required orientations that consist of presentations about the local culture, health and safety issues, and more detailed reviews of program related safety, security, and emergency guidelines. While overseas, students are advised to maintain a low profile and to not call attention to themselves as Americans. Students are strongly encouraged, when traveling, to provide on-site staff with travel information if available. In the event of an emergency, our staff has local contact information for all students. Students can reach our staff at any time, even after office hours and on weekends. We advise our students to first contact the host school, and then, if necessary, they can contact LVC at the offices listed below.

We admire the way our students and their parents are responding to the ever-changing global environment. Our first priority is the health, safety, and security of our students.

 In the event of an emergency, please contact the following at LVC:

From the hours of 8 to 4:30 EST, Monday through Friday:
Jill Russell, Director of Study Abroad
(717) 867-6076 or (717) 867-6078

Outside of regular office hours:
LVC Public Safety
(717) 867-6111

The individual answering the phone will take your contact information and connect you to the appropriate LVC staff person at home.

Printable Emergency Contact Sheet (PDF)