The College will request of all new students each year that they provide, on a voluntary basis, contact information in the event that the student would be reported officially missing during his or her tenure at the College.
If a Westminster College residential student is suspected missing from the campus, immediately contact a member of the Residence Life Staff within that student's residence hall. If the student resides off campus, contact the Public Safety Department (x7777).All reports of missing persons made to Residence Life and/or Public Safety Department staff are followed up with an on-going investigation. If it is determined by the Public Safety Department that a student for whom a missing person report has been filed has been missing for more than 24 hours, then within the next 24 hours the college will:
- Notify the individual identified by the student as the missing person contact;
- If the student is under 18 years old, the college will notify a parent or guardian; and;
- In cases where the student is over 18 and has not identified a person to be contacted, the college will notify appropriate law enforcement officials.
Note: If a student is considered officially missing, is over the age of 18, and has not identified a contact person, the College must notify law enforcement officials in accordance with federal law.