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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 for 24 hours, must immediately notify the Knox College Department of Campus Safety at 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 Campus Safety to confirm that department has been contacted. Campus Safety, after consultation with other College personnel as necessary, will make the final determination regarding the student's missing status and notify the Galesburg Police Department within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, unless the Galesburg Police Department was the entity that made the determination that the student is missing.
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), each Knox College student who resides in on-campus student housing facilities 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 by the Department of Campus safety or the Galesburg Police Department that a student for whom a missing persons report has been filed, has been missing for more than 24 hours.
This information is maintained confidentially and is accessible by authorized campus officials and law enforcement only and will not be disclosed outside of a missing persons investigation. Please contact Campus Safety (309-341-7979 or 309-341-7255) for more information. If a student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, the College must notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.