Missing Persons Policy
If a member of the Purchase College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify University Police at (914) 251-6911. University Police will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. 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 Student Affairs in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Student Affairs 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 Student Affairs. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation. After investigating a missing person report, should University Police determine that the student has been missing for 24 hours, Student Affairs will notify the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Student Affairs will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after University Police has determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.