In the event that you are arrested abroad, do not admit to wrongdoing or sign anything until such a time that a U.S. consular official has been notified and you have obtained access to appropriate legal counsel.
It is critical to understand the services as well as limitations of the U.S government and university to assist U.S. citizens arrested abroad.
U.S. consular officials are able to provide the following assistance:
- Visit U.S. citizens in jail following notification of arrest
- Provide information for local legal resources
- Notify emergency contacts (with permission)
- Advocate for treatment consistent with international standards
In the event that a KSU student, faculty or staff member is arrested abroad, the university can make appropriate contact with U.S. consular officials, local authorities and emergency contacts. However, the university will be limited in its availability to provide assistance.