7. MISSING STUDENT POLICY

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in
on-campus housing is missing (missing at least 24 hours), he or she should immediately
notify the University Police at (719) 255-3111 (3111 from an on-campus phone). UCCS Police
will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. UCCS Police will also
immediately notify the Office of Resident Life and Housing of the missing person report. In the
event the Office of Residence Life and Housing is notified directly by a community member
that one of the resident students has been missing for more than 24 hours, they will
immediately notify the University Police.

The Office of Resident Life and Housing will cooperate fully with the University Police in their
investigation, which will include interviewing roommates, floor mates, student staff, etc. The
Office of Residence Life and Housing will also conduct a “Health and Safety” entry into the
suite and room of the reported missing student.

Upon initial check- in at the on-campus housing facility, students will be given the option to
identify a contact person (in addition to registering an emergency contact) whom the Office of
Residence Life and Housing shall notify if the student is determined missing by the University
Police or other law enforcement agency. This additional contact information will be:

  • Confidential
  • Accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement
  • May not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation

If after investigating the missing person report the University Police determines the student is
missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, the University Police will then notify
surrounding law enforcement agencies and will have the Office of Residence Life and Housing
call the student’s contact person 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, the Office of
Residence Life and Housing will notify the designated contact person and- the parent or legal
guardian no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.