If there is a missing residential student contact Campus Safety immediately at 315-694-0268.
If there is a missing commuter or online student contact local Law Enforcement (911).
Residential Student: a student who resides in Keuka College residence halls or apartments, has a signed Housing Agreement, and is currently an enrolled student.
Missing Student: a student is presumed missing if they are overdue in reaching home or campus or another specific location for 24 hours past their expected arrival, if additional factors lead College staff or other community members to believe they are missing, if there are concerns for the safety of the student due to prior mental and/or physical health issues and/or pertinent extenuating circumstances and/or a check of their residence supports this determination.
It is the policy of Keuka College to ensure the thorough investigation of all reports of missing students. Additionally, the College holds that every student reported as missing will be considered at risk until significant information to the contrary is confirmed.
To avoid jurisdictional conflicts when a commuter or online 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.
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 within 24 hours after it has been determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.
To effectively serve our on-campus population, the missing student registration needs to be updated within 24 hours of arriving on campus. This information should be updated whenever a change is made to the student’s missing student contact.
Note: If Keuka College determines there is a missing student who is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, the College will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian within 24 hours after it has been determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.