Approved: November 2, 2009
Monitor: Vice President for Student Affairs
Eastern Illinois University strives to provide the safest possible working and learning environment for members of the campus community. It is the policy of the University that students residing on campus may provide emergency contact information to be used by the University when a student has been deemed to be missing for twenty four (24) hours.
Students may enter confidential emergency contact information on Panther Access to Web Services (PAWS) http://www.eiu.edu/paws.
Upon notice of a possible missing person, appropriate campus personnel will be notified including housing employees affiliated with the student’s residence hall or campus apartment. University employees who receive notification of a possible missing person are directed to contact the University Police Department and the Housing and Dining Office.
The University will notify appropriate law enforcement authorities within twenty four (24) hours after the student has been reported missing and will initiate emergency contact notification if it is determined that the student has been missing for more than twenty four (24) hours and has not returned to campus. For students under eighteen (18) years of age who are not emancipated, the University is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian.