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Missing Student Policy & Procedure

Policy

If any member of the Heidelberg University community has reason to believe a Heidelberg University student who resides in on-campus housing has been missing for at least 24 hours, they should promptly contact Campus Security at 419-448-2211. All students have the option to identify an individual to be contacted by the University within 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing in accordance with this policy. Student contact information will be registered confidentially and only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information. Confidential contact information can be registered by the student in OASIS. If Campus Security makes an official determination that a student is missing the Tiffin Police Department will be notified and emergency contact procedures will be initiated within 24 hours in accordance with the student’s designation. In addition, the Dean of Student Affairs will be notified. If a missing student is under 18 years of age and is not emancipated, Heidelberg University is required to notify the missing student’s custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours after the student is determined missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

Procedure

  1. Any report of a missing student, from whatever source, should immediately be directed to Campus Security.
  2. When a student is reported missing:
    • Campus Security will notify the Assistant Director of Campus Safety & Security or the Director of Campus Safety & Security if the Assistant cannot be contacted.
    • Campus Security will initiate an investigation to determine the validity of the missing person report.
    • Campus Security will contact the Dean of Student Affairs if the student cannot be located.
    • The Dean of Students shall notify the individual identified by the missing student as the emergency contact within 24 hours of making a determination that the student is missing.
    • If the missing student is under the age of 18, the Dean of Students Affairs will notify the student’s custodial parent or guardian as contained in the records of the University within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing.
    • Campus Security will notify the Tiffin City Police within 24 hours after determining that the student is missing.
  3. The Dean of Student Affairs will notify the President of the University.
  4. The Dean of Student Affairs shall initiate whatever action he or she deems appropriate under the circumstances, is in the best interest of the missing student.

Contact Information

Campus Safety & Security

Tiffin, OH 44883

419-448-2211

Our Team

Rachel Huth
Senior Security Officer
Campus Center
419-448-2211
Jeffrey Rhoades
Director of Campus Safety & Security, Lead Title IX Investigator
Campus Center
419-448-2977
Jeff Rhoades
Frederick Todd
Security Officer
Campus Center
419-448-2211
Grant Venema
Security Officer
Thomas Wurm
Security Officer
Campus Center
419-448-2211