Missing Student Policy

Any person who believes an Oxford campus student is missing should immediately notify the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2222. In the event another University office receives a report of a missing Oxford campus student, that office is responsible for immediately notifying the Miami University Police. The Miami University Police Department will make the determination as to whether a student is missing. Upon receiving a report, and determining that the student has been missing for 24 hours or more, the Miami University Police will notify the contact person designated to be notified in the event that the student is determined to be missing, and institution officials will notify the Oxford Police Department within 24 hours.

Student Emergency Contact Information

All students are required to provide the University with a telephone number (cellular phone or land line) at which they may be reached during the academic year and for any summer terms in which they are enrolled. All students are required to provide the University with emergency contact information, including the name, address, and phone number (including a cellular phone number if available) of a parent, guardian, spouse, or other person to contact in the event of an emergency.

Students who do not reside on campus are required to provide the University with the street address of the residence in which they are physically residing during the academic year and any summer terms in which they are enrolled.

In addition to registering a general emergency contact, Miami students living on campus have the option to provide the University with a confidential contact to be notified in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. A student may register the confidential contact during the course registration process on a secure University website. A missing student’s confidential contact information will be accessible by campus officials and may be shared with law enforcement in the course of the investigation. In addition, the University will notify the parents/guardians of any student who is under the age of 18 years and not emancipated if the student is determined to be missing for 24 hours.