Missing Student Policy

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A Student Sitting at Fountain

Beginning in the fall of 2010, new Federal guidelines require colleges and universities with on-campus student housing to enact policies and procedures to handle reports of missing students.

All students living in on-campus housing can register a separate emergency, confidential contact for if they go missing. All residents are required to submit or update their emergency contact information each year when applying or reapplying to Housing.

University Housing Services will collect and maintain this emergency contact information. Your information will be kept confidential with the exception of providing it to police investigators if you are ever reported missing.

Once UPD's investigation determines that a student is missing, we will notify an emergency contact identified by the student.

If the missing student is younger than 18 years of age and not an emancipated minor, UPD must notify the student's custodial parent or guardian in addition to the emergency contact person identified by the student.

For more information, see How to Report a Missing Student.