Any person, including but not limited to a Student, Faculty and/or Staff Member, who believes that a Knox student, who lives on campus, is missing or otherwise unaccounted for, should immediately notify the Knox College Department of Campus Safety (309-341-7979).
In the event that some other Office or Department has received a report of a missing student, that office or department has the responsibility to notify the Knox College Department of Campus Safety to confirm that Department has been contacted. The Campus Safety Department, after consultation with other College personnel as necessary, will make the final determination regarding the student's missing status.
Knox Students living on Campus have the option to provide the College with a confidential contact to be notified in the event that the student has been determined to have been missing for more than 24 hours. Additionally, the College is required to notify the parents/guardians of any student who is under the age of 18 in the event that the student’s status has been determined as missing.
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, each Knox College resident student now has the option to designate a confidential contact, separate from their standard emergency contact information. The HEOA guidelines indicate that the confidential contact must be notified within the following 24 hours, when it has been determined that a student for whom a missing persons report has been filed, has been missing for more than 24 hours.
This information is confidential; accessible by authorized campus officials and law enforcement only; and will not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Knox College must notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after it has been determined that the student has been missing more than 24 hours. Please contact Campus Safety (309-341-7979 or 309-341-7255) for more information.