The group leader’s primary resource is the group of people on the trip; outside help could take several hours to arrive.
It is the group leader’s responsibility to assess the situation and should consider: eminent dangers, the location of all members of the group, injuries that have occurred, special needs of group members (e.g. medication), resources available (e.g. food and water).
The group leader should first contact emergency services at 9-1-1 and provide the location and a summary of the situation.
When conditions warrant, the group leader will contact university leadership: the Director of Enrollment Services and Student Success, the Dean of Students, or the Vice President.
o Further communication will follow Appendix D (OSU-Cascades Communications Plan) of the Emergency Operations Plan
Upon return to campus, the group leader will meet with university leadership to debrief on the situation and current status