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 (studentlife@miu.edu, 641-472-1225) or,
  • Rod Eason, the Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Affairs (reason@miu.edu, 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), rgelfand@miu.edu.

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:

  1. the student’s designated contact person, or
  2. 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.”

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