Missing Student Notification

The Clery Act update of 2008 requires each institution of higher education that provides on-campus housing to establish a missing student notification policy for students who reside in on-campus housing. The policy shall:

  • Inform each student that they have the option to identify an individual to be contacted by the institution, not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined missing.
  • Provide each student a means to register confidential contact information in the event that the student is determined to be missing for a period of more than 24 hours.
  • Advise each student who is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, that the institution is required to immediately notify a custodial parent or guardian, not later 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.
  • Inform each student that the institution will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.

The College will establish official notification procedures for a missing student who resides in on-campus housing.

  • When a student is missing for more than 12 hours the President, Provost, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, and/or Campus Security Supervisor will be notified that a student is missing.
  • Any official missing person report relating to a student, will be referred immediately to the President, Provost, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, and/or Campus Security Supervisor.
  • If, on investigation of the official report, Campus Security or Law Enforcement officials determine that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours:

    • The College will contact the individual identified by the student.
    • If such student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the College will immediately contact the custodial parent or legal guardian of such student.
    • If sub-clauses (a) or (b) do not apply to a student, determined to be a missing person, the College will inform the appropriate Law Enforcement agency.