Health & Safety
Harding University is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. We are staying up to date on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will implement necessary measures as directed to keep our community safe. The University's Emergency Management Team and the International Programs security advisor are conferring regularly to evaluate the current global situation and make decisions to safeguard the health of our community and our students and employees locally and abroad. Learn more about the univeristy's decisions concerning COVID-19.
We consider the health, safety and well-being of students involved in our international programs of the utmost importance. Prior to and upon arrival to each study abroad campus, our staff and program directors emphasize safety and situational awareness with preparedness orientations. Students are required to register with the U.S. State Department’s STEP Program to receive information and assistance in times of emergency. In the event of a political, social or natural emergency, the program directors will follow significant safety protocol.
Harding’s International Programs Security Advisor, Bruce W. Tully, Retired Special Agent from the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, has performed study abroad campus on-site inspections and hosted numerous training sessions for Harding students, faculty and staff regarding situational awareness and travel safety throughout the world. Tully is an expert in counter terrorism, personal security and anti-crime operations.