Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures

Each year, new students are given an emergency response card to complete so that quick notification can be made to primary and/or secondary contacts in the event of an emergency. This card allows students to identify an initial contact for the College. In the event that a student is determined to be missing, the College will notify the primary and/or secondary contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined missing in accordance with our official notification procedures. If a current emergency response card is not on file, the College will notify the parents/spouses documented in our records. In the event that the student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, we are required to notify custodial parents or guardians within the same time frame. Anyone who believes that a student is missing should report it immediately to Office of the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, who will contact Campus Police. Details will be asked regarding the last time the student was seen, where the student was seen, and any communications that have been received. Campus personnel who may have information regarding the student will be contacted and asked to provide their last known contact with the student. If it is determined that no contact has been made with the student in question for more than 24 hours, Campus Police/Security will notify other appropriate law enforcement agencies immediately and request assistance in finding the missing student. The College will initiate the emergency contact procedures and notify the designated contact person or parents.