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Missing Student

Policy on Missing Students in University Courtyard

For purposes of this policy, a resident may be considered a “missing person” if the resident’s absence is suspiciously different to his/her usual pattern of behavior and/or unusual circumstances may have caused the absence.

Each student living on-campus has the option to register a confidential contact person (on the Emergency Contact card) to be notified in the event that the student is determined to be missing. Any missing person under the age of 18 that are not emancipated will have their parent or guardian notified as well. Only authorized campus officials and law enforcement persons in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information.

In the event of a missing student, University Courtyard will (1) conduct a health and safety check of the resident’s room, (2) attempt to contact the student via cell phone, email or other means, and (3) identify other students who may be aware of the missing person’s whereabouts (i.e. roommate, friends, classmates, other residents, etc). If University Courtyard is unable to make contact with the potential missing student they will contact Fresno State Police Department at 559-278-8400 and the Dean of Students. University Courtyard officials will assist FSPD and the University in the investigation of any missing student.  FSPD will enter students into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) as a Missing Person. FSPD will also send a “Be on the Lookout” broadcast to California law enforcement agencies through CLETS

How to Report a Missing Person

To report a missing person contact University Courtyard at 559.278-2677 or the Fresno State Police Department, 559.278-8400 or 911 (from any campus phone).