Missing Student Notification Policy

Missing Student Notification Confidential Contact Person

When completing the Housing Application, you will be asked to list a missing person contact. Federal law requires that the University report both to the University Police Department (UPD) and to the student's designated contact person when campus residents are determined missing for 24 hours (i.e., no one can identify where they are). If the missing student is less than 18 years of age and not emancipated, the University is also required to notify their parent or guardian. Campus residents have the opportunity to provide a contact person to the Residence Life Department during the application process. This information is confidential and only used in emergencies. By providing this information you understand that individuals listed, will be contacted if deemed necessary by the university. SHSU Police Department will always be notified if a campus resident has been determined to be missing for over 24 hours, regardless of whether the student has provided confidential contact information.