June 8, 2020
Missing Student Notification Baraboo Sauk County Campus
Responsible University Official: Provost Wilson and Vice-Chancellor Smith
Policy Owner: Mike Compton
Policy Contact: Clery Coordinator: Jason Williams
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville at Baraboo Sauk County maintains
guidelines for keeping the community informed about safety and security
matters on campus and maintains compliance with applicable features of
the Clery Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
REASON FOR POLICY
The purpose of this policy is to ensure UW-Platteville’s compliance with
the requirements of the Clery Act. Any changes in the Clery Act
requirements will supersede the relevant provisions of this policy.
If the University is contacted or advised of a missing residence hall student, the University will notify the proper authorities within twenty-four hours of the determination that the student is missing, including:
- For residents under the age of 18 and not emancipated, the City of Baraboo Police Department, and the parent/guardian
- For residents who are over the age of 18, the City of Baraboo Police Department, and the emergency contact provided by the student
Students are highly encouraged to complete the emergency contact information when registering as a student. In addition, students are encouraged to provide a confidential contact on the Residence Life Personal Data Form, in the event they were to go missing. This information is private and will only a be accessible to authorized campus authorities (The Villas Resident Staff, Dean of Students Office Staff, and the Office of the Registrar staff) and only be disclosed to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of the missing person’s investigation.
Any time anyone believes that a student is a threat to themselves or others; they should contact the City of Baraboo Police immediately (911 or 608-355-2720). If they want to report that a student is missing they can either contact the Director of Student Services (608-355-5260) or they can print/complete a Missing Person Notification Form
. Anyone, even those outside the campus community, can complete this form any time they believe a student has been missing for an unusual amount of time.
Missing Student Notification Procedure
If any University Official, including Resident Assistants, is approached by anyone regarding a missing student, that official should help them determine if a Missing Student Notification form should be completed.
Here are some questions that may be of assistance:
- Do they believe that the student is a threat to themselves or others?
- Has the student been missing for a minimum of 24 hours?
- Have you contacted the location/place that they had most recently been?
- Have you tried to contact them through various means? e.g. cell phone, text, email, Facebook, etc.?
- Have you contacted other friends or relatives who may know where they are?
No forms or instructions are associated with this policy.
No terms or definitions are associated with this policy.
Upon receiving information missing student, University Officials should contact the Director of Student Services and their Resident Hall Director and/or the Resident Hall Executive Director, if living in the residence halls. The Director of Student Services will determine if a student is “deemed missing” and within twenty-four hours follow appropriate procedures, including contacting the City of Baraboo Police, either the parent/guardian, or the emergency contact provided by the student, as defined above.
| Subject||Contact ||Phone ||Fax/Email |
| Primary Contact||Name ||Phone ||Fax/Email |
|Interim Dean||Mike Compton||608-355-5242 primary, or 608-342-1323||Compton@uwplatt.edu|
|Clery Coordinator||Jason Williams ||608-342-1584 ||firstname.lastname@example.org |
Revised July 22, 2019.