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Missing Student Notification (Policy)

LMC Revised Date

Office of Origin: Student Affairs
Responsibility: Director of Campus Life
Original Date Adopted: 9-23-14
Dates Reviewed: 12-2-17, 03-16-21, 08-09-21
Last Date Board Approved: 05-17-17, 4-14-21 (C)


In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, this policy describes the actions taken by Lake Michigan College (LMC or the College) when a student residing in on-campus housing has been reported missing.

Upon move-in to on-campus housing, students 18 years of age or older are informed of the option to provide emergency contact information to the College. When a housing or LMC administrator is informed a resident of on-campus housing is reported missing, the housing or LMC administrator is required to notify individuals listed as emergency contacts for the resident within 24 hours.

Students living in on-campus housing who are under 18 (who are not emancipated) are informed that LMC is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours after the time the student is determined to be missing. These students are required to identify and provide contact information for their custodial parent or guardian.

Emergency contact information is recorded confidentially, only accessible to authorized campus officials, and is disclosed only to law enforcement personnel in further of a missing persons investigation.

References: Higher Education Opportunity Act (34 CFR 668.46(b)(14))

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