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Missing Student Policy


Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Newberry College is required to establish the following policy and procedures for student living on campus in the residence halls or college owned or operated houses. 


Newberry Missing Student Notification Policy


Each student living in an on-campus student housing facility has the option to register a confidential contact person to be notified in the case the student is determined to be missing and the only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information. Please note that even if the student does not register a contact person, Newberry College will contact the local law enforcement that the student is missing. The College will notify a parent or guardian of student who is less than 18 years of age and not emancipated.


Individuals will need to contact the following people if a student has been missing for 24 hours:

8:00 am – 4:30pm, Monday - Friday: Rakiya Bearden, Director of Residence Life 803-321-5350

24/7/365: Campus Security 803-940-0672


Students are required to complete the Student Identification form each academic semester, which will be kept in the student’s file in the Office of Student Affairs.