Missing Student Notification Policy
Approved November 8, 2010
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Notre Dame de Namur University has developed the following missing student notification policy for students who live in on-campus housing and have been determined, after an investigation by Public Safety, to be missing for 24 hours. An investigation will be initiated when a University official receives a report that a student is potentially missing. Concern for a missing student should be brought to the attention of the Office of Public Safety and/or a staff member of the Dean of Students Office immediately.
The University will notify the designated emergency contact person listed on the campus data system as soon as possible (and within 24 hours) once the determination has been made that the student is unreachable in their assigned living space or by telephone, text or e-mail. The student's custodial parent or guardian will also be notified if that person is not the designated emergency contact and the student is under the age of 18 and not an emancipated minor.