Missing Person Policy for Students Living On Campus
Procedure for Missing Students
If anyone notices that a student who lives on-campus is missing and cannot be located, they should report this promptly to:
- Student Life Department (firstname.lastname@example.org, 641-472-1225) or,
- Rod Eason, the Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Affairs (email@example.com, 641-472-1204).
- Reports can also be made directly to Campus Security.
If Student Life, the security officers, or anyone receives a report that a student who lives on-campus is missing and cannot be located, they should report this promptly to the Director of Security Rig Gelfand, phone 641-472-1117 or ext. 1117 from campus phones, or 641-233-8594 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Campus Security receives a report from anyone that a student who lives on campus is missing and cannot be located and there is a concern for the well-being of the student, this student is immediately treated as a “missing person.”
24 hours after the student becomes a missing person, the following actions are initiated:
- Campus Security forwards a Missing Person Report to law enforcement and,
- The Student Life Department notifies:
- the student’s designated contact person, or
- the student’s parent or guardian, if the student is unemancipated under the age of 18.
At initial on-campus registration, the Enrollment Center requires all students to fill out a Personal Information Form, advising all on-campus students with the following recommendations:
- Students over the age of 18 (or students under the age of 18 who are emancipated) have the option to designate and provide confidential contact information for a contact person that MIU can contact 24 hours after the student is reported missing, and,
- Students under the age of 18 who are not emancipated, the school is required to notify a parent or guardian 24 hours after the student is reported missing.
- MIU is required to notify law enforcement 24 hours after any student become a “missing person.”