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Missing Student Notification Policy

Anytime a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify University Police at (804) 289-8715. URPD will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

URPD will investigate all reports of missing persons. Within 24 hours of taking an initial Missing Persons report, URPD will notify local law enforcement agencies, regardless of whether the student has identified a contact person, is above the age of 18, or is an emancipated minor. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, URPD will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian and any other designated contact within 24 hours immediately after URPD has conducted an initial investigation and has determined that the student is missing. If the preliminary investigation indicates a need, the law enforcement agencies and parents will be notified immediately.

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 the University of Richmond in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, the University will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so through BannerWeb. Contact information remains confidential and will only be accessible to authorized campus officials and law enforcement and it may not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation.

University of Richmond Police

Special Programs
490 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Emergency: (804) 289-8911
Non-Emergency: (804) 289-8715
Fax: (804) 289-8720

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