Common Responses for all Emergencies
Program Directors should always have a copy of each student’s passport, HTH card, and emergency contact information on them. The Office of Global Education will also have copies of these items on file.
Assess, as best possible, that the student(s) is/are all right both physically and emotionally.
Program Directors must immediately inform other participants not to call, text, email, Facebook, tweet, or communicate via any other social media, to friends or family until the inflicted student’s parents/guardians have been notified of the emergency situation by a designated representative from the University of Rhode Island.
Contact the local authorities (when appropriate), Contact HTH (when appropriate).
Determine the urgency of the situation and keep a log of what has happened and the responses (who, what, when, where, why, and how).
Notify the University of Rhode Island immediately:
Office of International Education
24-Hour University Number: (401) 874-2121
Office Phone Number: (401) 874-5546
When contacting the University of Rhode Island, program directors must be prepared to provide the following information::
Name of the student
Details of the emergency
Current location and any update to the director’s contact information
Name and contact information for a second local person