2017-2018 Missing Student Notification Policy
This policy contains the official notification policy of Cleveland State University for missing students who reside in campus housing, in accordance with the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Section 485 (j).
  • Policy Statement:

    Students residing in campus housing will be informed annually that each student has the option to identify a person designated as a confidential contact to be notified by the CSU police not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the time that student is determined to be missing by the University official designated to make that determination. A confidential contact is a person designated by the student in addition to the emergency contact listed with the University Registrar. Should the student not formally declare a separate missing person contact, the emergency contact on the record will be notified.

    For students under the age of 18 and not emancipated, CSU still allows a separate person to be designated for missing person notification. However, CSU, in keeping with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, will notify the custodial parent no later than 24 hours after the time the student has been reported missing.

    For purposes of this policy, a student shall be deemed to be missing when he or she is absent from campus residence for 24 hours or more. All incidents of a missing student shall be reported to the CSU Police Department without delay.

    Annual notification of this policy is made directly to all students residing in campus housing.
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