Missing Student Policy
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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 Murray State Police Department at 270.809.2222. The Murray State Police will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
After investigating the missing person report, should the Murray State Police Department determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, Murray State will notify the Murray Police Department and the student’s emergency 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, Murray State will notify the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian immediately after Murray State Police Department has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.
In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by Murray State in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Murray State will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Contact information is accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement and may not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation. « Back to table of contents