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Incident Reporting

The Office of International Education (OIE) strongly encourages students and faculty participating in study abroad programs to report health and/or safety incidents to UW-Stevens Point.

How to Report:

1) Students and faculty can report an incident by contacting the appropriate UW-Stevens Point 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 (i.e. illness, injury, assault, theft, etc.) See below for more information on what to report
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.  
Please note that by law, UW-Stevens Point study abroad coordinators must report incidents of sexual misconduct, including victim's and alleged perpetrator's names, if known, to the campus Title IX and/or Clery coordinators. Information gathered may also result in an investigation by the Dean of Students Office or the Affirmative Action Office. 

2) UW-Stevens Point students can also report an incident abroad using the Dean of Students Incident Report Form, which allows for anonymous reporting or providing contact information.

NSE students should report any concerns to the host institution's Dean of Students Office.

What to Report:

Although our partners abroad often report serious concerns involving UW-Stevens Point students abroad, UW-Stevens Point would like to be made aware of any of the following incidents that occur on UW-Stevens Point study abroad programs:
Aggravated Assault
Sexual Assault
Sexual Harassment
Missing/Separated Person

Other Safety Concerns: disease outbreak, fires, floods, equipment failure, etc.

Why Report?

Reporting allows the appropriate office at UW-Stevens Point to provide students and faculty with support and/or resources that might be needed to manage a health or safety concern abroad.
UW-Stevens Point 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.