95.34 - Missing Persons

October 1, 2013 

Preamble:  This policy was created in 2011 to comply with the Jeanne Clery Act which requires the university to disclose the policy on reporting a missing student, how students can designate an emergency contact person and how the emergency contact information will be used.

A.   Definition:

A-1:  Missing Person:  a student residing in on-campus housing who is reported missing.

B.   Policy:

B-1:  If a student who lives in on-campus student housing is determined to have been missing for 24 hours, you have 24 hours after receiving the report in which to initiate specific notification procedures. Notification procedures may begin sooner if the University determines that the student is missing.

B-2:  If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, notify Campus Security at their 24/7 number at (208) 874-7550.

C.   Procedure:

C-1:  Campus Security will contact the Director of Emergency Management and Security Services or designee. The Director of Housing and Dean of Students Office will also be contacted.

C-2:  The Moscow Police Department (MPD) will be informed within 24 hours and will be provided with the student’s emergency contact information. If the missing student did not designate an emergency contact person through VandalWeb, a missing student report will still be made to MPD.

C-3:  The Dean of Students Office will attempt to notify the student’s emergency contact(s) within 24 hours of determining that the student is missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, the DOS Office will notify the student’s parents or legal guardian immediately after it has been determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.

D.   Contact Information:

The Office of Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2281
Moscow, ID  83844-2281
Fax:  208-885-7001