This policy, with accompanying procedures, is designed to guide a collaborative response if a student living in University-owned, on-campus housing, who based on the facts and circumstances known to the University is determined to be missing.

Anyone who believes a residential student is missing needs to report their concern to the Dean of Students’ Office which will investigate each report and make a determination whether the student is missing.

A student will be deemed missing when he or she is absent from the University for more than 24 hours without any known reason. This policy is in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Each residential student will have the opportunity to identify an individual to be contacted by the University in case the student is determined to be missing. This confidential, emergency information will be available to the Dean of Students and may be updated at any time by the student in My Graceland.

If a missing student is under the age of 18 the University is required to notify the parent or guardian of the missing student no later than 24 hours after the determination by the Dean of Student’s Office that the student is missing. The Dean of Students’ Office will also notify the Lamoni Police Department no later than 24 hours after it is determined a student is missing.

Please click here to view the complete Missing Student Policy.