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Missing Students, Notification and Procedure

If a member of the Hood College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify Campus Safety at (301) 696-3548 or x3111. Campus Safety will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. In addition to registering a general emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by Hood in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Hood will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through residence Life or Campus Safety. A student's confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation.

After investigating a missing person report, should Campus Safety determine that the student has been missing for 24 hours, Hood will notify the Frederick Police Department 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 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Hood will notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after Hood has determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.