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Missing Student Notification (Policy)

Office of Origin:  Student Affairs
Responsibility:  Vice President, Student Affairs
Original Date Adopted:  9-23-14
Dates Reviewed:  12-02-17, 3-16-21, 3-30-23
Date Approved by Board:  5-17-17, 4-14-21(C), 7-19-23(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 or off-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 College administrator is informed a resident of on-campus housing is reported missing, the housing or College 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 the College 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.

For students not living on campus and reported missing, a College administrator will notify individuals if they list emergency contacts for the student within 24 hours.

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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