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Kalamazoo College Missing Student Policy

In the event that a student living on campus is thought to be missing, the following procedures will be put in effect.

  1. Students will be given an option to register confidential contact information for someone they would like contacted by the College within 24 hours in the event they are thought to be missing.  Students residing in campus housing who are 18 years of age or older have the option of registering a confidential contact person by completing the “Missing Person Contact Information” form online when they update their emergency contacts each academic term.
  2. Unless an individual is identified by the students as indicated above, custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) will be the usual point of contact for any missing student.
  3. If the student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the College is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian.

Campus Safety and Residential Life will make every attempt to determine if the student is actually missing or can be accounted for.  Once it is determined that the student cannot be accounted for within the 24 hour time period, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will be notified and a missing persons report will be filed.  Campus officials shall notify the person identified by the student on the confidential contact information.  If the student is under 18 years of age, the College will notify a custodial parent or guardian.