Safety is a major concern for everyone on campus, and NEC strives to provide an ideal environment for learning, working and living. NEC has instituted the Missing Student Notification Policy to enhance the safety and security of our students.
It is the policy of NEC to carefully investigate any report of a missing student who is enrolled and attending classes at NEC. Missing student investigations will be completed through the cooperation of the Office of Student Services and NEC Public Safety.
In accordance with Federal statutes, if the student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, NEC must notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.
This Policy applies to all NEC students, whether or not they reside in student housing.
- A resident student will be deemed missing when the student is reported absent from housing without any known reason.
- A residential or commuting student may be deemed missing when the student is reported absent from the campus or from off-campus assignments with no explanation.
- In the event of statements made by a student indicating a threat to self, that student shall be deemed as missing if the student is not in the company of a NEC official or family member.
- Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. § 1092(j) and 34 C.F.R. § 668.46(h), it is required that any missing student report must be referred immediately to NEC's NEC Public Safety at 617-585-1777,
- Public Safety will investigate each report and make a determination whether the student is in fact missing in accordance with this policy.
Students have the option to identify a confidential contact person or persons who will be notified within 24 hours in the event that a determination is made that the student is missing. Confidential contact information will be kept separate from general emergency contact information. Only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information.
The NEC Public Safety will contact local police and other law enforcement agencies no later than 24 hours after NEC receives a report that any student is missing.