Procedures for Reporting a Missing Student

If a member of the College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Department of Campus Safety at 717.815.1314. Campus Safety will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

Missing Students Who Reside in On-Campus Housing

After investigating the missing person report, Campus Safety will notify either the Spring Garden or York City Police Department and 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, York College will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after Campus Safety has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.

In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially, an individual to be contacted by York College in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, the College will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. This contact information will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and will not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.

How to Change Missing Person Contact Info

Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so by logging on to the YCP portal using your username and password. Select the icon for YCP Web, and then from the main menu select “Personal Information.” Select “Update Missing Person Contacts,” click on "new Contact," enter appropriate information and then click on “Submit changes." Resident students also have the option of including this information when completing the housing contract with the Residence Life and Housing office.