Each institution of higher learning is required to establish a Missing Student Protocol for students who reside in on-campus housing. This protocol goes into effect once campus officials determine the student to be missing from campus for more than 24 hours. The Director of Residence Life then institutes the emergency contact procedure in accordance with the student’s designation on the Res Hall Personnel & Emergency Card unless the student is under 18 years of age, in which case the custodial/parent or guardian must be notified.
Missing persons should be reported to the Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security. Once a missing persons’ report has been filed, the following emergency contact procedures will be initiated no later than 24 hours after a student is determined missing:
- The Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security will notify law enforcement, the student’s confidential contact, and the office of the Dean of Students.
- If a student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, the missing student’s parents or guardian will be notified by the Director of Residence Life or his/her designee no later than 24 hours after the student is determined missing.
- The Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security will notify other campus offices as applicable.
Details on the Clery Act, including EMU Campus Crime statistics, are found at http://www.emu.edu/safety-and-security