Any Campus Security Authority may be immediately contacted when a student or employee believes a student who lives in on-campus student housing has been missing for twenty-four (24) hours or anytime a student is missing and the circumstances are not known or there is reason to believe the student may be in danger.

The purpose of this policy is to establish a framework for cooperation among members of the university community aimed at locating and assisting students who are reported missing. A student shall be deemed missing when absent from the university for more than twenty-four (24) hours without any known reason. All reports of missing students shall be immediately referred to the Office of Campus Safety, which shall investigate each report and make a determination whether the student is missing in accordance with this policy.

Every student living in on-campus student housing, regardless of age, shall have the opportunity to identify one or more persons to be contacted by the university in case a student is determined to be missing. Students are offered this option to provide this information to the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students in writing or by phone at 570-372-4139 each year, regardless of whether the student has identified contact persons in previous years. Contact information will be registered confidentially, accessible only to authorized campus officials and will not be disclosed to external parties except law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.

If a missing student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, Campus Safety will notify a custodial parent or guardian of the missing student not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the determination by Campus Safety that the student is missing in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

Campus Safety will also notify the Selinsgrove Borough Police Department not later than twenty-four (24) hours after it determines that the student is missing.