Protocol on Accompanying Family Members

Participation in a W&L academic course or other University-sponsored activity which includes travel abroad is generally restricted to W&L students, faculty, or such members of the W&L community as staff, spouses, retired faculty, or others as may receive permission to participate through the Provost. Faculty leaders of overseas programs may request consideration for the inclusion of non-W&L participants on a case-by-case basis. In the event of family members accompanying a program director abroad, it is expected that the distinction between personal and professional responsibilities will be maintained and that participation in any aspect of the program by these family members will not interfere with its smooth academic or logistical functioning. For spring term abroad programs, it should be noted on the initial course proposal if there will be accompanying family members.

Approved by Provost February 2010