International/Visiting Students


If you are a student visiting a university in the U.S. you are protected under Title IX and the Clery Act. 

  • You have the right to file a Title IX and/or Clery Act complaint.
  • You have the right to not have your immigration status used against you, or have it be invoked as a means of intimidation. This is a violation of Title IX.
  • You have the right to file a complaint anonymously with your institution, or with the federal government.
  • You have the right to report the assault to the authorities. Your student visa cannot be revoked because you go to the police to report a crime.
  • You have the right to have a representative from your embassy present during questioning and can request a translator/interpreter at any time, regardless of your level of English fluency. The immediate availability of translators/interpreters and embassy representatives depends on where you are in the United States and the nature of your requests.


Most student visas require students maintain a full course-load (usually 12 units) in order to maintain eligibility. 

This information comes from: End Rape on Campus (EROC) International & Undocumented Students