220.032 – MISSING STUDENT NOTIFICATION POLICY

Updated: March 2020

POLICY

Maine Media Workshops + College will provide every student living in on campus student housing the opportunity and means to identify a missing student contact to be used in the event the student is reported missing. Missing student contact information will be registered confidentially and will be accessible only to authorized Maine Media officials and may not be disclosed except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.

PROCEDURE

If any member of MMW+C community has reason to believe that a student involved in a current residency is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Director of Student Services.

  1. The Director of Student Services will work with the Provost to generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
  2. After investigating the missing person report, should the Director of Student Service/Provost determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, Director of Student Service/Provost will notify the Rockport Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

If a student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, the College must notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, in addition to notifying and contact person designated by the student.