Missing Student Guidelines

If a person has reason to believe that an on-campus student is missing, efforts will be made to locate the student through the collaboration of the Office of Student Affairs and Linfield Public Safety (LPS).

Should the University determine that the student is missing Linfield University will notify law enforcement. Linfield University will contact 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, Linfield University will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. The local police department with assistance and cooperation of the University will retain status as the primary investigative unit in missing student cases.

Linfield Students have the option to identify an individual to be contacted by Linfield University in the event the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so through the Linfield University Student Affairs Office in Melrose 110.

If located, verification of the student’s state of health and intention of returning to campus will be determined. When appropriate, a referral may be made to the Student Health, Wellness, & Counseling Center.