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Incident Reporting

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incident reporting

The Center for International Education (CIE) strongly encourages students and faculty participating in study abroad programs to report health and/or safety incidents to UW-Eau Claire.

How to Report?
Students and faculty can report an incident by contacting the appropriate UW-Eau Claire study abroad coordinator and providing the following information:
  • Date of the incident
  • Time (in-country time) of incident
  • Country/city of incident (note these may be different than your program site if you are traveling)
  • Nature of the incident (e.g. illness, injury, assault, theft, etc.)
  • Individuals involved
  • Activity/location at time of incident

The coordinator may then ask some follow up questions in order to identify appropriate support and complete the reporting process.  UW-Eau Claire students and faculty can also report an incident abroad using the Study Away Health and Safety Incident Report Form, which allows for anonymous reporting or providing contact information.

What to Report? 
Although our partners abroad often report serious concerns involving UW-Eau Claire students abroad, UW-Eau Claire would like to be made aware of any of the following incidents that occur on UW-Eau Claire study abroad programs:
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Arrests
  • Death
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Theft
  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Missing/Separated Person
  • Other Safety Concerns: disease outbreak, fires, floods, equipment failure, etc.

Why Report?
  1. Most importantly, reporting allows the appropriate office at UW-Eau Claire to provide students and faculty with support and/or resources that might be needed to manage a health or safety concern abroad.
  2. UW-Eau Claire may have a legal obligation to report certain types of incidents that occur on programs abroad.  The collection of information will help the university determine which incidents need to be reported to the federal/state government.  Again, no personally identifying information will be shared.