For more than 35 years, we have made the safety and well-being of you, our students, our highest priority. We have an established track record for safety that includes finding program sites with safe accommodations and structuring our programs so that all students participate in a controlled environment and are supervised by professionally trained staff, including educational facilitators, chaperones, operations personnel, and a program leader. In addition, we greet our students at designated airport locations and offer shuttle buses to the program site.
Established Safety Plans
Our security and safety policies are aligned with local and federal authorities who we work directly with in the case of any emergency. Nightly room checks are conducted to ensure all students are safe and secure, and qualified Envision team members patrol student areas throughout the day and evening. Designated personnel continue scheduled walkthroughs of the vicinity after room check. All staff members receive mandatory training on safety plans and procedures, and are available 24 hours a day in case of an emergency.
Site Visit Security Measures
You are required to wear your identification badge and stay with the program at all times. On site visits, all students must cooperate with site-specific security measures. Vetted private buses are used to transport you to and from site visits and program events.
Staff Selection & Training
Our staff of highly experienced educators are trained in safety and emergency procedures. Staff members are carefully screened and undergo background checks.
Comprehensive communication plans are put in place prior to the start of programs. Staff members remain in constant contact with each other and with the on-site office. Emergency communication plans are also in place, allowing us to communicate directly with parents in the event of an emergency. An emergency response network is in place to provide assistance after hours, on weekends and during holidays.
Small Group Supervision Model
You and your fellow students are supervised by professional faculty advisors and staff, at a ratio of no more than 17-to-1. This ratio ensures we can oversee all student activities and locations. There are at least two senior staff members at each program location.
Health & Wellness
All students receive a health and wellness briefing at the start of each program session to ensure they understand how to contribute to a healthy communal program experience. Envision works closely with conference venues and local authorities to establish protocols for the prevention of influenza and other communicable illnesses.
Student Code of Conduct
All Envision students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct and must abide by and uphold all conference rules. We expect our students to conduct themselves as mature and responsible leaders and representatives of their schools and communities. Staff members must also adhere to program policies and procedures. We impose a zero-tolerance policy for both staff and student infractions.
Strong Leadership Oversight
Our programs are highly structured and our disciplined operations staff is held accountable for maintaining safe and secure program environments.