The Villas at Baraboo
Missing Student Notification Policy:
If the University is contacted or advised of a missing residence hall student, the University will notify the property authorities within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination o that the student is missing, including: 
  • For residents under the age of 18 and not emancipated, the City of Baraboo Police Department, and the parent/guardian
  • For residents who are over the age of 18, the city of Baraboo Police Department, and the emergency contact provided by the student
Students are highly encouraged to complete the emergency contact information when registering as a student. In addition, students are encouraged to provide a confidential contact on the Residence Life Personal Data Form beginning January, 2019, in the event they were to go missing. This information is private and will only be disclosed to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of the missing person's investigation. 

Any time anyone believes that a student is a threat to themselves or other; they should contact the City of Baraboo Police immediately (9-1-1 or (608) 355-2720). If they want to report that a student is missing they can either contact the Director of student Services, (608) 355-5260, or they can print/complete a Missing Person Notification Form. Anyone can complete this form any time they believe a student has been missing for an unusual amount of time. Residence Hall students completing this form submit it to their Resident Director or Community manger who will then contact the Director of Student Services. For the rest of the campus community and those not living in Baraboo, contact the Director of Student Services, (608) 355-5260, or submit the above form to walshjen@uwplatt.edu. 

Missing Student Notification Procedure
 
If any Univeristy Official, including Resident Assistants, is approached by anyone regarding a missing student, that official should help them determine if a Missing Student Notification form should be completed. 

Here are some question that may be of assistance: 
  • Do they believe the student is a threat to themselves or others? 
  • Has the student been missing for along enough period of time? (a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Have you contacted the location/place they had most recently been?
  • Have you tried to contact them through various means? e.g. cell phone, text, email, Facebook, etc.?
  • Have you contacted other friends or relatives who may know where they are?

Upon receiving a missing student form, University Official should contact the director of Student Services and their Resident Director or Community Manager, if living in the residence halls. The Director of Student Services will determine if a student is "deemed missing" and within twenty four (24) hours follow appropriate procedures, including contacting the City of Baraboo Police, either that parent/guardian, or the emergency contact provided by the student, as defined above.