Carroll College, Helena Montana

Missing Person Notification

Missing Student Notification

If any member of the Carroll College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in campus housing is missing, they should immediately notify the Assistant Director of Community Living, Director of Community Living, or the Vice President for Student Life. A student is presumed missing if he/she is overdue in reaching home, campus, or other specific destination for 24 hours past his/her expected time of arrival and/or additional factors lead college staff to believe that he/she is missing.

College staff will (1) conduct a health and safety check of the resident's room; (2) attempt to contact the student via cell phone, email or other means; (3) identify other students who may be aware of the missing person's whereabouts (i.e. roommate, friends, classmates, other residents, etc.); (4) use the student's class schedule to contact his or her professors; and (5) contact the student's academic advisor.

If upon investigation, it is determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Director of Community Living, will:

  • Contact the student's identified emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student was determined missing;
  • Contact the parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a student who is under the age of 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, no later than 24 hours after the student was determined missing (in addition to any contact person designated by the student);
  • Notify Helena Police Department as soon as possible that the student is determined to be missing (if Helena Police did not make the determination that the student is missing).

Students have the option to register a confidential contact person to be notified in case the student is determined to be missing and that only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information.