Loyola takes the safety of its students very seriously. Any student who has been reported missing will be reported to public safety. Public safety will immediately notify local law enforcement authorities. There is no mandatory waiting period for reporting to local police. Emergency contacts may be notified. A thorough investigation will be conducted to include a residence hall room search, a review of security camera footage, the student’s access control card, class attendance, email and social network sites, and discussions with friends and roommates. Parents or guardians will be notified when reliable information about their student is available.
If there is reason to believe a student may be missing, students, faculty and employees should contact the Office of Public Safety (410-617 5911). Students and employees can also report students who they believe are missing to the Dean of Students Office (410-617-2842) or Office of Residence Life & Housing (410-617-5081). All students are required to provide the University with updated permanent and local address and emergency contact information on a yearly basis or when changes occur. Student residents have the option to register a confidential contact person they want notified in case they are determined to be missing. Students are advised about the option to register a contact person during the housing selection process.
All students attempting to register for on-campus housing will be notified, on an annual basis of this policy as part of the housing selection processes. They will have the option to provide or change their missing person contact information. All information provided concerning this subject will remain on file and be considered accurate until the student voluntarily provides different information. For students under the age of 18, who are not emancipated, the notification will be made to the student’s custodial parent or guardian and any other designated contact person. This information will be maintained confidentially and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and disclosed to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.
In cases where a student has not designated a contact, the student’s emergency contacts will be used. The student development division will work in conjunction with the department of public safety and the missing student’s family and friends to ensure all efforts are made to locate them and preserve their safety and wellbeing. University Regulations and Policies : 85 The University will cooperate with all law enforcement agencies involved in a search for a missing student as prescribed by law. This policy will be administered in accordance with FERPA and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
The crime log provides details about crimes that have been reported to the Department of Public Safety. Crime logs are listed in chronological order with the most recent occurrences located at the top of the list for each month. Hard copies of the crime log are available at the 5104 York Road building (room 103), or the Facilities building (room 200) during normal business hours.
Five areas are disclosed in the crime log: classification, case number, date/time occurred, date/time reported, general location, and disposition. According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e., the classification, date, time, location or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:
- If the disclosure is prohibited by law.
- If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
- If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual.
- If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection.
- If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence.