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Missing Persons Protocol - Campus Resident

If any member of the York University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, then the person should immediately notify Security Services at 416-736-5333, or from an office phone at extension 33333.

If Security Services personnel determine that the student is missing, then they will then notify:

  1. Toronto Police Services
  2. 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.
  3. 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. When applying to York University, the Registrar requires that students provide their next of kin and emergency contact information.

When applying, or re-applying, for on-campus housing, the York University Housing Services requires students to provide, and update, their emergency contact information. 

All next of kin and emergency contact data collected by the Registrar and the Housing Management System is confidential and protected under Ontario’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 has been reported missing, then 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.