USC Consortium in Greece: Code of Conduct
Definition of a student - For the purpose of this policy a student is defined as a person who is admitted, enrolled, or registered for study at a recognized and accredited academic institution of higher education for any academic period.
All students must follow the code of conduct of their home academic institutions.
Additionally, all participating students in the Greek Odyssey program must adhere to the following:
Students must follow local Greek laws, https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/local-laws-and-customs, paying particular interest to alcohol, drug, public transport, and smoking laws.
- Students should be advised to maintain a low, decent profile, avoid local American hangouts, be careful of their dress and speech so as not to stand out as Americans, not travel alone, and communicate with the Director, Assistant Director or Student Services Coordinator daily.
- All students must purchase and/or maintain a mobile phone and a Greek SIM card preloaded with the phone numbers of program directors, faculty, staff, and of all students in the program, the US Embassy, national emergency numbers, and any other relevant emergency services.
- Students should always carry a copy of their passport, proof of health insurance coverage, the insurance company medical evacuation and repatriation card, and the barcoded student photo-ID card.
- Establish a “buddy system” among students so that each student looks out for another student and has a peer looking out for them.
- Students must inform the Director and Student Services Coordinator of all non-program personal travel (travel dates, locations, and contact information).
- Students must inform the Director and Student Services Coordinator about any action, transportation, or plan that is not listed in the schedule. Meeting in person or calling on the telephone is most preferable. If the student uses texts and chats, they have to wait until the message is sent and the supervisor(s) makes contact with them.
- Students should avoid visiting infamous places and areas known for continual or recent criminality.
- During their transportation by means of mass transit (airplanes, subway, trains, buses, taxis) and during their visits, students should maintain a decent profile, avoid wandering alone (always forming groups of at least 2 individuals when visiting an area), or carrying valuables with them.
- Students are not permitted to rent motorbikes or automobiles during the program.
Special Crime Protocol
- In case of loss of a barcoded photo ID card, passport, insurance card or any kind of official document, students are obligated to report it to the Director as soon as possible.
- In case of robbery, local authorities must be called immediately, and a report must be filed with the police.