Notification Policy for Missing Students who Reside On-Campus
This policy contains the official notification procedures for Green Mountain College concerning missing students who reside in on-campus housing. The purpose of this policy is to promote the safety and welfare of members of the college community through compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This policy should be adhered to by all college faculty, staff, and students.
In the event that a member of the college community has reason to believe that a student who resides in oncampus housing is missing (there is no knowledge of a student whereabouts), he or she shall immediately notify Green Mountain College Campus Security. Campus Security will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. In addition, Campus Security will report the missing person to Residence Life if such information has not already been conveyed.
During the course of the investigation, Campus Security will determine if the student has been missing more than 24 hours. If Campus Security determines that a student is missing, it will notify local law enforcement agencies and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 25 and is a dependant as defined by the Department of Education, Campus Security will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after they determine that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.
In addition to registering emergency contacts, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by Green Mountain College in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Green Mountain College will notify that person no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so by completing the appropriate paperwork during check-in procedures.
This policy is effective from the date of issuance and will be made available to all members of the campus community. The Notification Policy for Missing Students who Reside On-Campus can be found with other policies related to students in the Green Mountain College Student Handbook on the College’s website (http://www.greenmtn.edu/)