Missing student notification policy
How to report a missing NAU resident student
Effective September 1, 2011
It is the policy of Northern Arizona University to investigate any report of a missing resident student (an enrolled student who lives in on-campus housing).
If a member of the University community or any other person has reason to believe that a student who resides on-campus is missing from campus, s/he should immediately notify:
The NAUPD will initiate a missing person report and investigate in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students and Housing and Residence Life.
As students apply for campus housing, each resident is requested as part of a standard form to identify a contact person or persons whom the institution will notify within 24 hours of the NAUPD determining that the student is missing. This contact information is confidential and accessible only to authorized campus officials who will not disclose it except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation. For any unemancipated student under the age of 18, the institution is also required to notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the NAUPD determining that the student is missing.
After investigating a missing person report, should the NAUPD determine that the student can be designated a missing person, the Office of the Dean of Students (i.e. The Dean of Students or his/her designee) will contact the student’s designated emergency contact number no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing, and (when the student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated) will contact the student’s custodial parent or guardian.