Missing Student Notification
All Bradley University students should designate a contact person in case they were to go missing for more than 24 hours. This designation can be done by logging into Webster, Bradley University’s on-line information and course management system, and under Other tab complete the Emergency Information fields. Students will be encouraged to fill this information out annually at the beginning of each academic year. This contact information will be registered confidentially and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and will not be disclosed outside of a need to further a missing student investigation.
If a Bradley University student is believed to be missing, it should be reported immediately to the Bradley University Police Department (BUPD) at 309-677-2000. BUPD will obtain a report and initiate an investigation. If BUPD determines the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, BUPD will notify the Peoria Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. The report shall indicate the relationship between the caller and the student, as well as the last time and place the caller saw or heard from the student. Concerned callers are encouraged to share any relevant information about the student’s relationships, health, history, and/or overall well-being the caller feels may be relevant to locating the missing student. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated person, BUPD will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian after BUPD has determined the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.
With the information known at the time, BUPD and University Staff will take appropriate action to investigate the report and determine whether the situation rises to the level of an emergency, including (but not necessarily limited to) visiting the room where the student’s classes meet or where he/she lives. Depending on the circumstances, appropriate steps may include attempts to contact the potentially missing student’s roommate or friends to ascertain the student’s whereabouts, contacting the student’s workplace, checking access card or meal plan usage, and/or attempt to contact the missing student via electronic mail and/or cellular phone.