Victim Assistance and Missing Persons

Victim Advocate

Surviving a crime or assault can be traumatic. Get compassionate, comprehensive support from the NGU Campus Security Office.

We provider referrals for campus and community resources, as well as direct support for survivors of violent crimes or stalking, on or off campus. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Helping you through the investigation and prosecution of the offender
  • Contacting professors on your behalf
  • Informing you of your rights
  • Providing immediate crisis intervention and follow-up counseling
  • Serving as a liaison for the student within the campus community
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Contact the Victim Advocate at 864.977.2003

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All communication is handled with utmost respect and discretion. Please connect with us by calling 864.977.2003.

Missing Persons

Our Missing Person Policy/Procedure

North Greenville University takes student safety very seriously. To this end, and in compliance with the Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures (Section 488 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008), the following policy has been developed in order to assist in locating NGU students living on-campus, who, based on the facts and circumstances known to the University, are determined to be missing.

It is the policy of North Greenville University to actively investigate any report of a missing resident student (an enrolled student that lives on campus). Each resident student will be notified of the missing student policy and procedures in the event that they are reported missing. The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the North Greenville University community regarding the reporting, investigation and required emergency notification when a student residing in on-campus housing is determined to be missing (see 20 USCA section 1092; 34 CFR 668.46(h)).

Most missing person reports in a university environment result from a student changing their routine without informing friends. If a member of the University community believes a student is missing, all efforts will be made immediately to locate them to determine his or her state of health and well-being.

Permissions in an Emergency

In case of emergencies, the Student Life Office maintains an emergency contact sheet that identifies emergency contacts for situations such as a missing person case.

If the student is under 18 years of age and is not an emancipated minor, Campus Security will notify the student’s custodial parent or guardian and any other designated contact person within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing.

The emergency contact sheet gives Student Life information about a student in an emergency situation. It also allows Student Life to notify parents or emergency contacts.

Steps We Follow

  1. Alert Campus Security Staff, Student Services, Area Coordinators, and Resident Assistants to the situation.
  2. Publish and distribute to staff a picture of the student.
  3. Call missing student’s cell phone and send a text message.
  4. Interview roommates, suitemates and known friends.
  5. Look at social networking sites such as Facebook for any activity.
  6. Check the dining hall to see when the last time the student’s ID was scanned.
  7. Check WAPAC to see if student used an ID to enter a building.
  8. Check with faculty members to see when the student was in class or if they have had contact.
  9. Attempt to locate student’s vehicle on campus.
  10. Campus Security will contact area hospitals and law enforcement to see if they can provide any information.

If the student is determined to be missing, the Vice President for Student Life (or designee) will contact the student’s parent or designated emergency contact person.

After parental notification, we will call law enforcement to report the person as missing. Campus Security will continue to investigate, using established investigative procedures and in collaboration with Student Life. Campus Security will also coordinate its efforts with outside law enforcement agencies in full compliance with legal obligations and established police procedures.

A school-wide e-mail alert will be sent to faculty, staff, and students with the student’s picture attached. Campus Security will notify the Public Relations Office and refer any outside inquires to the Public Relations Office.