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Missing Persons Policy

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Upon receipt of a report of a missing person, the Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus will conduct an investigation to determine the safety and current location of the person. If a person is determined to be missing after business hours, the Campus Safety & Security Officer should be notified at 518-466-0519, if no answer call 518-378-3944.  The Campus Safety & Security Officer will notify Student Services. Student Services staff will contact and help coordinate the investigation with the Schenectady Police Department and my activate NY Alert, a campus wide mass emergency notification system. If the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus will also inform the missing student’s registered/designated emergency contact. Clarkson University will utilize a similar policy in the event other campus community members such as faculty, staff, prospective students or other visitors to campus are reported missing.

An individual will be considered missing, if a roommate, classmate, faculty member, family member or other campus person has not seen the person in a reasonable amount of time. A reasonable amount of time may vary with the time of day and information available regarding the missing person's daily schedule, habits, punctuality, and reliability. An individual will also be considered missing immediately if his or her absence has occurred under circumstances that are suspicious or cause concerns for his or her safety.

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