MISSING PERSONS POLICY – STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS
If any member of the York University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify York Security Services at 416-736-5333, or from his or her office phone at extension 33333.
If York Security Services determines that the student is missing, they will then notify:
- Toronto Police Services
- The Director, Office of Student Community Relations who will notify the next of kin and/or emergency contact person stored in the University Registrar Student Information System as deemed appropriate.
- Other University officials, as appropriate, including the Directors, Housing and Residence Life who may provide and confirm additional information including the emergency contact person and information stored in the Housing Management System. York University Registrar requires a student to provide their next of kin and emergency contact information when making an application to York.
York University Housing Services requires a student to provide and update emergency contact information when making an application or re-application for on-campus housing.
All next of kin and emergency contact data collected by the Registrar and the Housing Management System is confidential and protected under Canada’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and is accessible only by authorized campus officials and by law enforcement in the course of an investigation.
If a student who is under 18 years of age and not emancipated and has been reported missing, York University may contact that student’s custodial parent or guardian, in addition to the next of kin and/or emergency contact person designated by the student.