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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 SIUE in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, SIUE will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so through the SIUE Housing application process.

If any member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing may be missing, he or she should immediately notify the SIUE Police Department at (618) 650-3324. The SIUE Police Department will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation into the situation.

If the initial SIUE Police Department investigation determines that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, SIUE will contact the student's emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student has been determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, SIUE will notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after the SIUE Police Department has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.

This policy does not preclude implementing these procedures in less than 24 hours if circumstances warrant a faster response.

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