Student Handbook 2023-2024

Missing Student Policy and Process

If a member of the Keuka College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the campus safety office at (315) 279-5250 or 5911, or the Yates County Sheriff’s Office at (315) 536-5176. Call 9-911 from any campus phone for emergency situations.

It is the policy of this office to ensure the thorough investigation of all reports of missing persons. Additionally, this agency holds that every person reported as missing will be considered at risk until significant information to the contrary is confirmed. In an effort to avoid jurisdictional conflicts when an off-campus, non-campus and/or commuter student is reported missing to the Office of Campus Safety, immediate notification will be made to the appropriate law enforcement jurisdiction. The Office of Campus Safety will assist external authorities with these investigations as needed or become primary jurisdiction if requested.

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 the Keuka College campus safety office in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, campus safety 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 the Keuka College Campus Safety web page and then click on “Missing Persons.” A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation.

If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Keuka College will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after it has been determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.