College Operational Reporting of Emergencies
Involving Teens & Young Adults
The COREY Safety Act honors Corey Hausman who died from what began as a preventable accident on September 11, 2018, just 15 days into his freshman year. His was the third student death at his college in those first 15 days.
Passage of this bill was his mom, Nanette’s final wish before passing away in April 2023, almost five years after Corey’s accident.
Unintentional injuries are estimated to be the leading cause of student death at college.
According to a study by the ACHA on student mortality published by NIH in 2013, crimes account for .53% of student deaths, whereas accidents account for 10.8%. By applying this data, it follows that students are at least 20 times more likely to die from an accidental injury than a crime.
Federal law mandates that colleges publicly report crime, fire-related events, and missing persons. However the reporting of accidents resulting in serious injury and student death are not required when, in reality, an unintentional accidental injury is much more likely to occur.
There exists a significant and crucial gap in the data collected and the metrics used to identify, manage, and minimize serious injuries and deaths within communities.
How the COREY Safety Act Will Make Campuses Safer:
- Amends the Jeanne Clery Act to expand statistical reporting to include unintentional injuries on college and university campuses that result in serious physical injury* or death
- Creates new metrics and data empowering students and their families, institutions, and the injury prevention community to improve campus safety from multiple perspectives
- Provides that information about local Level 1 and II trauma centers be posted on campus, and on institutional websites so that campus community members can quickly locate them during medical emergencies
- Would require that Clery “campus safety” reports be written in a manner that will be easily understood by students and their families rather than in technical language.
Ask Your Legislators TODAY to SUPPORT and PASS the COREY Safety Act of 2023