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Study Abroad Emergencies


First Steps in an Emergency

Ensure the safety and well-being of program participants.
Call the equivalent of 911 in the US if Appropriate: List of Emergency Numbers by Country

CALL SOS IMMEDIATELY if the emergency involves medical or safety/security issues.

Phone Number in Philadelphia: 1-215-942-8226
Colorado College Member Number: 11BSGC000027

Notify Colorado College Campus Safety immediately after contacting SOS:
Campus Safety Phone Number: 1-719-389-6707

Tell the dispatcher that this is an international or off-campus emergency and ask to be connected with the on-duty International Programs staff. Campus Safety will connect you with someone after hours.  

Colorado College Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
8:30-5:00pm MST: +1-719-227-8101
After Hours: +1-719-602-0960


SOS Emergency Assistance Information

International SOS is a medical and travel assistance program available to all students and CC employees outside the U.S. on a College sponsored trip.  International SOS alarm centers are open to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Staffed by doctors and nurses, multilingual coordinators, security experts, and air and ground logistics personnel, they can respond rapidly to any type of emergency or call for assistance.

If you have an emergency, please contact the SOS alarm center.  The first number listed below specializes in educational institutions, but you can call any of the centers for help.  All numbers include the country code and all locations accept collect calls.  These are the same numbers listed on the SOS cards that you and the students have. 

Scholastic Number in Philadelphia: 1-215-942-8478

Philadelphia: 1-215-942-8226                                        Singapore: 65-6338-7800

London: 44-20-8762-8008                                             Sydney: 61-2-9372-2468

Have the following information ready:

  • Your name
  • Refer to Colorado College
  • CC member number     11BSGC000027
  • Telephone number from which you are calling
  • Name, location, and telephone number of hospital or clinic
  • Name, location, and telephone number for the treating doctor and where the doctor can be reached
  • Name of caller, location, fax/telephone number, relationship to member
  • Description of the member’s condition and or situation.

SOS will work with you to assess the situation and arrange for a coordinated local, regional, or global response to help you. SOS alarm centers work closely with accredited network providers, air ambulances services, and medical clinics.

Emergency Contacts

Campus Safety: (719) 389-6707. 
Tell the dispatcher that this is an international or off-campus emergency and ask to be connected with the on-duty International Programs staff. You will be connected with someone after hours.

Dean’s Office

Emily Chan, Assoc. Dean of Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Work: (719) 389-6679 
Email: echan@coloradocollege.edu

Office of International Programs

Shiyanke Goonetilleke, International Programs Coordinator
Work: (719) 227-8284
Email: sgoonetilleke@coloradocollege.edu 

Inger Bull, Director of International Programs
Work: (719) 227-8280
Email: ibull@coloradocollege.edu

Heather Powell Browne, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study
Office: 719-389-6918
Email: hpb@coloradocollege.edu

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)

Maria Mendez
Work: (719) 227-8101 
Cell: (719) 602-0960
Email: Maria.Mendez@coloradocollege.edu

Title IX Coordinator:

Gail Murphy-Geiss
Email: gmurphygeiss@coloradocollege.edu