This policy establishes
a framework for cooperation among members of the university community aimed at
locating and assisting students who are reported missing. A student shall be deemed missing when he or
she is absent from the university for more than 24 hours without any known
reason. All reports of missing students
shall be directed to Protective Services.
Protective Services shall investigate each report and make a
determination whether the student is missing in accordance with this
policy. All UWSP students have the
opportunity to identify in the Student Information System an individual who
should be contacted by Protective Services in the event that the student is
determined missing. If a missing student
is under 18 years of age, Protective Services is required to notify the parent
or guardian of the missing student not later than 24 hours after determination
was made that the student is missing.
Protective Services will also notify area law enforcement no later than
24 hours after determination that the student is missing.
Any report of a missing student, from whatever
source, should immediately be directed to Protective Services (715)346-3456.
When a student is reported missing, Protective
an investigation to determine the validity of the missing person report.
the Dean of Students Office.
a determination as to the status of the missing student.
the individual identified by the missing student as the emergency contact
within 24 hours of making the determination that the student is missing.
the missing student is under the age of 18, notify the students’ custodial
parent or guardian as contained in the records of the university within 24
hours of the determination that the student is missing.
the Stevens Point Police Department within 24 hours after determining that
student is missing so the NCIC entry can be made.
The Dean of Students and the Director of
Residential Living (if student is on-campus) shall be notified by staff and
then shall initiate whatever action they deem appropriate under the
circumstances in the best interest of the missing student.