Missing Student Policy & Procedures

Southern Utah University
Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures

In addition to registering a general emergency contact, Students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify a person designated as a confidential contact to be notified in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours.  The confidential contact may or may not be the same as a general emergency contact.  Should the student not declare a separate confidential missing person contact, the general emergency contact on record will be notified.

A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through his or her mySUU Portal by adding an additional Emergency Contact. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the missing person investigation. 

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Southern Utah University Police department (SUUPD) at 435-586-1911.  SUUPD will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. 

After investigating a missing person report, should SUUPD determine that the student has been missing for 24 hours, SUUPD will notify Cedar City Police and the student’s confidential missing person contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, the University will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian, in addition to other identified contacts, within 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

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Last Update: Thursday, January 21, 2016