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Missing Person Guidelines

Missing Person 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 the Vice President for Student Affairs, and LPS. Should the University determine that the student is missing, Linfield University will notify the McMinnville Police Department or Portland Police Bureau. 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. 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.

The local police departments, with assistance and cooperation of the University, will retain status as the primary investigative unit in missing student cases.

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