555.00 Missing Student Policy

This policy is established by Salish Kootenai College in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and applies to students residing in on-campus housing.  The policy applies when a student residing in on-campus housing has been reported missing for more than 24 hours.

Any individual who has information that a resident of SKC campus housing may be a missing person must notify SKC Security immediately. If there is reason to believe the missing student is a risk to themselves or others or is the victim of a crime, employees should notify SKC Security and call 911. 

SKC Security will follow written procedures for investigation and notification, including notifying the Dean of Students and the Director of Student Housing.  SKC Security will notify local law enforcement after the occupant has been missing for 24 hours, unless faster response is indicated.

SKC Housing will notify emergency contacts of the missing student. Students age 18 and above will be given an opportunity during the annual housing registration process to designate an individual as an “Emergency Contact” to be contacted by the College no more than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing. The Emergency Contact designation will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student. If a student is under the age of 18, the College is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian no more than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.


Adopted: 8/12/2020

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Salish Kootenai College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Salish Kootenai College | PO Box 70 | 58138 US Highway 93 | Pablo, MT 59855 | 406.275.4800.