If University staff has sufficient cause to believe a student is missing they will notify the ISU Police. For the purpose of this policy a student is considered missing when the student’s whereabouts are unknown (and unexplained) for a period of time that would be unusual, suspicious or of concern by people familiar with the students plans, habits or routines.

  • After investigating, if it is determined the student has been missing for more than 24 hours the University Police will contact the student’s emergency contact, or confidentially identified individual, no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.
  • If the student is under the age of 18 the custodial parent will be notified

At the time that a student initially registers for classes or is accepted as a resident in University housing, the student will be given an opportunity to designate an emergency contact in the event the student is missing. This information can be updated at any time by the student.

  • Students will be provided confidential means to designate such individuals and to update their designations using the Emergency Contact Information page in A+ which contains a special section for students to provide missing person contact information. This confidential contact information will be accessible to authorized campus officials and law enforcement and will not be disclosed outside of the missing person investigation.