Missing Student

If a member of the university community has reason to believe that a student is missing, whether or not the student resides on campus, that individual should contact the Sewanee Police Department (SPD) at 931.598.1111.

A student may be considered to be a “missing person” if the student’s absence from campus is contrary to his or her usual pattern of behavior and the University has reasonable belief that unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, a report or suspicion that the student may be a victim of foul play; the student has expressed suicidal thoughts, may be drug dependent, or in a life threatening situation; or if the student is overdue returning to campus and is not heard from after giving a specific return time to friends or family.