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Missing Student Policy

All resident students will be required to provide and file a Missing Student Contact Information Form which provides a contact person who will be notified in the event that the resident is determined to be missing. This contact will remain confidential, but the record of their information will be maintained by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life, and the Department of Public Safety. Students under the age of 18 are required to list their parent or legal guardian as their emergency contact. Students are responsible for updating this contact information should there be any changes. In the event that a resident student is determined missing, a University administrator can notify the confidential contact not more than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. The university will also notify local law enforcement if the student is determined to be missing for 24 hours.

The term "missing student" would be defined for any LIU Post student residing in an on-campus residence hall. Reports of missing students should be made to representatives of any the following: the Department of Public Safety or the Office of Residence Life, including RAs, Residence Hall Directors, Associate Director or Director of Residence Life. Whenever a LIU Post resident student is believed missing, the Department of Public Safety and Residence Life will initiate steps to locate him or her or determine why it is believed that the student is missing. If the circumstances indicate that an investigation is warranted, a full investigation will be conducted. The Department of Public Safety will notify local police, who will make a determination that the student should be classified as a missing person; and they will initiate their own investigation. The Department of Public Safety and Residence Life will support the police investigation with whatever technical support that is required.