Missing Student Policy

Bellarmine University takes student safety very seriously. To this end, we have developed policies and procedures to assist in locating missing Bellarmine residential students. Individuals who believe a residential student to be missing should contact the Office of Public Safety at 502.272.7777 to complete a missing person report.

Upon notification that a student is missing, security will conduct an investigation to confirm that the student is missing and determine when they were last seen. When a student has been determined to be missing for 24 hours or more the student's designated contact person will be notified by the Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee. The designated contact person is confidential. If the student does not have a designated contact person, the local Police Department will be contacted no later than 24 hours after the student has been determined missing. Students who are under 18 years of age will have their parents or guardians notified by the Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee that they are missing. Residence Life asks for the name of an emergency contact person for all residential students.