Missing Student Protocol
MISSING STUDENT NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL
The College has a missing resident student notification policy and procedures for notification of emergency contacts and personnel when a resident student has been determined to be missing during the academic year for more than 24 hours. The primary contact for notification is the emergency contact designated by the student during Here I Am Check-in; however, law enforcement officials will also be notified.
Missing Student Policy:
Mount Ida College staff and faculty must notify the Department of Public Safety of the College if they have knowledge that a resident student has been missing for more than 24 hours during the academic semester. Immediate efforts will be made to locate the student to determine his or her state of health and well-being. These efforts may include, but are not limited to, checking the resident’s room, class schedule, friends, ID card access, contacting Public Safety, locating the resident’s vehicle, and calling cell phone number. If upon investigation by Public Safety, the resident is determined missing for at least 24 hours, the Vice President for Student Affairs will contact the resident’s designated emergency contact or custodial parent/legal guardian (if missing student is under the age of 18). The College will also notify local law enforcement authorities. Public Safety will co-ordinate further investigative efforts with outside law enforcement agencies in full compliance with legal obligations and good police practice.
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