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 Missing Student Notification Policy 



“Suzanne’s Law” requires that law enforcement notify the National Crime Information Center when someone between the ages of 18 and 21 is reported missing. This was signed into law by President George W. Bush as part of the “Amber Alert” bill. The law was named after Suzanne Lyall, a State University of New York at Albany student who has been missing since 1998. The Slippery Rock University has adopted comprehensive and complete policies and procedures to comply with these provisions.

Reports of Missing Persons (adults or juvenile) should be made to the Slippery Rock University Police Department at 724-738-3333 if it has been determined a student has been missing for 24 hours, or there are reasons to believe the student is in potential danger. The SRUPD has developed policies that will be followed for each student residing on-campus, in student housing and it has been determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours or more. Each student living on- campus in student housing has the option to register a confidential contact person with the University, and in the event a student is determined to be missing, authorized campus officials or the University Police may have access to that information for investigative purposes. Custodial parents will be notifed for students under the age of 18 and not emancipated.  If a student has not registered a confidential contact person, the University police will contact the appropriate local law enforcement agency for continuity and safety concerns. All official missing student reports must be immediately referred to the University Police department for investigation or referral to the appropriate local law enforcement agency.