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Student Resident Missing Persons Statement

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2009, if it is determined that a student residing in a University of the Pacific owned or operated housing facility, who is the subject of a missing person report, has been missing for more than 24 hours, and has not returned to campus, the following actions will be taken:

  • The University will attempt to contact the student using the student's personal emergency contact information.
  • In the event a student is unable to be reached, the University's Department of Public Safety will file a missing person's report with the local law enforcement agency and a representative from the Division of Student Life will notify the student's emergency contact person(s) on file with the university.
  • If a student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the University will notify a custodial parent or guardian not later than 24-hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.

All students are encouraged keep in contact with a trusted person, especially if they plan to be away from campus for longer than 24-hours.