If a member of the Colby Community has reason to believe that a student is missing, they should immediately notify the Department of Security at 207-859-5530, regardless whether or not the student resides on campus. All possible efforts will be made to locate the student to determine his or her state of health and well-being through the collaboration of Security, the Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, Health Services, and other departments as necessary.
On campus, the Department of Security will secure authorization from the dean on call to make a welfare entry into the student’s room. Off campus the Department of Security will formally enlist the aid of the Waterville Police Department. Concurrently College officials will try to determine the student’s whereabouts through contact with friends, classmates, professors, and/or employers. If the student is located, his or her state of health and well-being and intention of returning to the campus will be determined. When and where appropriate, a referral will be made to the Colby Health Center or other health service provider.
If the student is not located, notification of the family and the Waterville Police will be made within 24 hours of receiving the initial report to determine if they know the whereabouts of the student. The Department of Security will cooperate, aid, and assist, the Waterville Police Department’s investigation in all ways prescribed by law.