Missing Person Policy
Second Floor Passan Hall 570-408-4100 (T) 570- 408-7811 (F) Email
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2008, all resident students have the opportunity to register a personal contact in the event that the student would be reported officially missing during their time at Wilkes University. This personal contact will be notified by the University within 24 hours, in the case that the student is reported to be missing and updated throughout the investigation. Students will be provided an opportunity to fill out a personal contact form at the beginning of each year and this information will be maintained by the offices of Residence Life, Student Affairs, and Public Safety.
If any member of the Wilkes community believes that a student is missing, the Office of Public Safety should be contacted immediately. In an attempt to locate the student there will be a joint effort between Public Safety, Student Affairs, and Residence Life. If a student is identified as missing, the University reserves the right to access and inspect the student’s room. Assistance from local law enforcement agencies will be requested as deemed appropriate by the University.