Missing Person Policy

CSB/SJU/SJP Missing Student Policy

The following CSB/SJU/SJP policy has been put in place and is in accordance with the Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures 20 USC 1092 (j), section 488 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Each student living in an on-campus student housing facility has the option to identify an individual to be contacted by the College / University / Prep School not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined missing. Furthermore, each student living in an on-campus student housing facility has the option to register their personal contact information to be utilized in the event that the student is determined to be missing for a period of more than 24 hours. Contact information provided by students will be registered confidentially and only accessible by CSB/SJU/SJP Authorized Personnel. These contacts will be collected as part of the annual confirmation of registration survey given to students prior to the start of the term in the fall.

If a missing student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the College / University / Prep School is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian of the missing student not later than 24 hours after the determination is made that the student is missing.

All students who have been missing for 24 hours shall be reported to CSB Security (320-363-5000) on the CSB campus and SJU Life Safety Services (320-363-2144) on the SJU campus. CSB Security will notify the St. Joseph Police Department and SJU Life Safety will notify the Stearns County Sheriff's Department within 24 hours of the missing student report.

Missing students can also be reported to the following offices, who will in turn report to the appropriate campus security official immediately.

  • Dean of Students
  • Provost
  • Principal
  • Headmaster
  • Residential Life

CSB/SJU/SJP can commence with initiating the notification procedures as soon as it is determined that a student is missing.