Sudden Death Policy

Initiated: March 4, 1987
Approved: March 4, 1987


To respond appropriately to the sudden death of a student, faculty, or staff member of Northern Michigan University.


All University employees, full time, part time, temporary, casual labor, students, visitors.


If the death occurs on property owned or under the control of Northern Michigan University the Director of Public Safety is responsible for initiating an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, safeguarding and securing the scene, coordinating with appropriate medical and forensic services, and initiating appropriate notifications.

If the death occurs off campus, the Director of Public Safety is responsible for gathering all pertinent information surrounding the incident and initiating appropriate notifications.



Initiating Department/Division

Public Safety and Police Services, 227-2152.