Anyone believing that any student is missing should contact the Dean of Students’ office immediately.
The Dean’s office will notify the Professional Staff On-Call and Marymount’s Missing Student Protocol will be implemented.
When the Professional Staff On-Call is informed that a student is allegedly missing, he or she should immediately do the following:
Begin a log to track the investigation. Record all calls, contacts and information gathered.
Call the student’s cell phone, and then inquire with known friends, roommates, etc., about the student’s whereabouts first, including using social networking if possible. If no information is available for a residential student, either a Campus Safety officer or an RD will go to the student’s door to see if he/she is home and may leave a note asking him/her to contact Campus Safety immediately upon his/her return. A well-student visit may also be conducted whereby staff actually enter the student’s unit.
The Professional Staff On-Call should keep the Dean of Students apprised of the situation.
The Professional Staff On-Call should obtain a copy of the student’s class schedule and see if the student is in class. Asking faculty, academic advisors, or athletic coaches (if an athlete) when they last saw the student can be helpful.
Check with Bon Appetit to see if the student has a meal plan and if so, when the student last ate a meal on campus. Campus Safety can also check to see if the student has a car registered on campus and can then scan the parking lots for the student’s vehicle.
If foul play is evident on campus (and the student is thought to be either injured or kidnapped), notify the Director of Campus Safety. He will be the primary contact person for local authorities and will inform the local authorities when deemed necessary. The Professional Staff On-Call is to also inform the Dean of Students of this development.
If a student has been determined to be missing and no information is available as to their whereabouts, the Professional Staff On-Call and/or the Dean of Students should contact the parent/guardian. Professional Staff On-Call should remember to keep to factual information when discussing the situation with parents/guardians and not to speculate about the student’s whereabouts. Assure him/her that the College is taking all steps possible to locate the individual.
Once the situation is resolved, the log should be submitted to the Director of Campus Safety.