If 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 UL Lafayette Police Department at (337) 482-6447. UL Lafayette Police Department will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
In addition to registering a general emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by the University 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.
A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through the UL Lafayette Housing web site. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation. After investigating a missing person report, should the UL Lafayette Police Department determine that the student has been missing for 24 hours, the UL Lafayette Police Department will notify the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.
If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, the University will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after the UL Lafayette Police Department has determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.
Additionally, UL Lafayette PD will notify all local law enforcement agencies of the missing person as a part of the investigation within 24 hours.