Missing Student

Missing Off Campus Student

If a person reports to a College official that they have reason to believe that a student that lives off campus is missing, the College official should contact Police Services.  Evergreen Police will determine the police agency of jurisdiction and notify them immediately.  All possible efforts are made to locate the student to determine his or her state of health and well-being, through collaboration with the police agency of jurisdiction. 

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as well as Student and Academic Support Services, in cooperation with the lead police agency and Police Services, will endeavor to determine the student's whereabouts through contact with friends, associates, and/or employers of the student.  Whether or not the student has been attending classes, labs, recitals, and scheduled organizational and academic meetings or appearing for scheduled work shifts will be established and reported to the lead police agency.

If located, verification of the student's state of health and intention of returning to campus is made.  When and where appropriate if the need is determined, a referral will be made to the Student Health and Counseling Center.

If not located, notification of the family of an off campus student is coordinated with the lead police agency.  If a police department has not been notified, appropriate family members or associates are encouraged to make an official missing person report to the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction.  The campus police will cooperate, aid and assist the primary investigative agency in all ways prescribed by law. The campus police are an active participant in the exchange of mutual aid agreements between local law enforcement agencies and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

Notification of Missing On Campus 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 Evergreen PD at (360) 867-6140.  Evergreen PD will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. 

After investigating the missing person report, should Evergreen PD determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, Evergreen will notify TCSO 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, Evergreen will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after Evergreen PD 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 Evergreen in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Evergreen will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.  A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through Evergreen's Residential and Dining Services website.  A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement as appropriate.