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The Clery Act requires institutions that maintain on campus housing facilities to establish a missing student notification policy and related procedures. The term “missing student” refers to any Dartmouth student who is residing in on-campus student housing who is reported missing from the residence. Students have the option to designate a missing student emergency contact who will be notified by Dartmouth College if the student has been missing for 24 hours.
All students living in on-campus housing can confidentially identify and register one or more individuals to be contacted if the student is determined to be missing. The contact person may be anyone, including, but not limited to, the person the student has otherwise identified as an emergency contact. Students may register and update this contact information on Banner, the student records system, during the required “check in period” each term they are enrolled.
This information is accessible to Dartmouth Safety and Security in the event that an on-campus student is determined to be missing. The contact information will be registered confidentially, accessible only to authorized campus officials, and it will not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel to further a missing person investigation.