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Definitions of Reportable Incidents

Examples of incidents you should report (as defined by the Forum on Education Abroad the Education Abroad Incident Database Pilot Project, Preliminary Report, 2010, p. 7)

Injury – An event that required professional medical attention beyond rudimentary first aid, or that resulted in an inability to participate in the program for a day or more. Not to include stubbed toes, minor splinters, minor muscle strains, etc.

Illness – An event that required professional medical attention, or that resulted in an inability to participate in the program for a day or more. Not to include routine colds, sore throats, isolated low grade fevers, minor traveler’s diarrhea, etc.

Physical Assault – Any event involving any staff or student where there was a physical attack (empty handed or with weapon) delivered with the likely intention of injury.

Structure Fire – Any event where there was a fire in a building that housed students where the fire was not easily contained and controlled within several minutes.

Theft – Any event whereby a student or staff had their property taken without their consent without violence or intimidation. To include passports, credit cards, money or valuables worth more than US $100.

Robbery – Any event whereby a student or staff had property seized from them via violence or intimidation.

Equipment Failure – Any event where there was an equipment failure that did or had the potential to cause injury, i.e., the brakes on a vehicle fail; a boat motor dies without backup.

Motor Vehicle Accident (pedestrian, motorbike, car, truck, etc) – Any event in which a staff or student was injured involving a motorized vehicle whether the injured person was the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian. Any event where someone was injured by program owned/hired vehicle. Any motor vehicle accident where over $1000 of damage was done to a program vehicle.

Missing/Separated Person – Any event in which a student or staff was missing/overdue for more than 12 hours without the program’s direct communication with them.

Sexual Harassment – Any event whereby a staff or student felt that they had been victimized by unwanted and off ensive sexual advances or sexually off ensive remarks or acts.

Sexual Assault – Sexual activity (defined as direct contact that involved genitals, breasts, mouth or anus) without the consent and against the will of the victim, with threat of force or harm. To include attempted rape and rape (defined as sexual intercourse) without the consent, and against the will of the victim. Sexual intercourse being defined as penetration of the penis and the vagina or anus.

Behavioral/Psychological – Any event in which a student manifested an acute episode of behaviors associated with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, etc. Any event in which a student showed evidence of suicide ideation, made a suicide gesture or attempted suicide. Any event in which a student behaved in a way that required disciplinary action. Any event in which a student was separated from the program owing to behavioral issues.

Natural Disaster (Tropical Cyclone, Earthquake, Wildfire re, Flood) – Any event that directly caused injury to staff or students, or caused damage in excess of $1000. Any event that necessitated a significant change in program schedule, itinerary or location. Any event which resulted in the suspension of the program.

Disease Outbreak - Any event which directly caused illness to staff or students. Any event that necessitated a significant change in program schedule, itinerary or location. Any event which resulted in the suspension of the program.

Political Upheaval (War, Civil Unrest, Violent Protests, Riots, etc) - Any event that directly caused injury to staff or students. Any event that necessitated a significant change in program schedule, itinerary or location. Any event which resulted in the suspension of the program.

Terrorist Event - Any event that directly caused injury to staff or students. Any event that necessitated a significant change in program schedule, itinerary or location. Any event that resulted in the suspension of the program.

Incident Report Form