The program director, program support staff, teaching faculty member, or resident assistant should complete this report immediately after the incident. If the incident is witnessed by more than one of the above persons, all of them should sign off on the main report after reviewing it and add any notes or comments as they so choose.

Reporting Emergencies

  • Students: Report the emergency to your local program director and/or support staff, who will relay the emergency to the Global Education Office for timely handling and incident reporting.
  • Program directors and support staff: Contact the GEO emergency phone number immediately.

Reporting Non-Emergencies

Students and program directors/staff alike can file an incident report anytime, but below are some examples of incidents for which GEO expects to receive a report:

  • Non-violent theft of personal items or documents
  • Missing an academic deadline or activity because of illness or injury
  • Student experiences sexual harassment
  • Student misses flight or flight is delayed and student will arrive late on program
  • Student shows signs of depression or complains of loneliness
  • Students getting into a verbal altercation

While the above fall into the ‘not an emergency’ category, they are nevertheless important incidents that the program director needs to address responsibly and promptly to ensure that the student is being helped.

After filing an incident report, the program manager or the on-site program assistant/coordinator should let GEO know by email as soon as possible. The GEO program manager will then be in touch with you to provide whatever support may be needed.