Federal law requires colleges and universities to establish a missing student notification policy. The policy states, among other things, that student's must be given the option to provide confidential emergency contact information in the event that he/she is reported as missing. If that occurs, Greenville University will use the information on the emergency contact form for the following purposes:

1) Notify the missing student's identified emergency contact

2) Notify a student's parent or guardian if the student is under 18

3) Notify the appropriate law enforcement officials in the event no contact information is supplied.


If a member of the College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should IMMEDIATELY notify Campus Safety at 618.664.7777 (ext. 7777 from an on-campus phone). Campus Safety will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

After investigating the missing person report, should it be determined that the student is missing and has been missing more than 24 hours, Campus Safety will notify the Greenville Police Department and the student's emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, the College will notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after it has been determined the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.

In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by Greenville University in the event the student is determined to be missing more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such and individual, the College will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

The Missing Student Emergency Contact Notification information may be completed as part of an online form. Completion of the form is voluntary and all information provided will be kept confidential.

Completed forms will be kept by Community Life and the Office of Campus Safety, for emergency use only. We request that you keep the Community Life or Campus Safety informed of any updates to your contact information while you are a Greenville University student. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Campus Safety at 618.664.7118 or CampusSafety@greenville.edu.