Missing Person's Contact
Missing Student Policy. If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student is missing, he or she should immediately call the University Police Department at (251) 460-6312. The University Police Department will initiate an investigation, collect all pertinent information regarding the missing person, and maintain all necessary data for the University. If the student reported missing is also an on-campus resident in USA Student Housing or the Central House on Stadium, personnel from those areas may assist by: 
- Conducting a health and safety check of the student's room/apartment.
-Attempting to contact the student via cell phone, email, or other means available.
-Seeking out and identifying other person(s) who may be familiar with the missing student's whereabouts. 

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 for "on-campus residential students" (including Central House on Stadium) the University has implemented the following "Missing Student" notification policies and procedures: The University requests that students who reside in on-campus housing identify, confidentially, an individual they desire to be contacted if said student is determined missing. This confidential contact information is kept separate from any other emergency contact information and is accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement during a missing person's investigation. You can register your contact information by going online to your student account on the PAWS system at: https://paws.southalabama.edu After investigating a missing person's report, should the University Police Department determine that a resident student appears to be missing, within 24 hours of that determination, USAPD will notify the students designated "missing student" contact and the Mobile Police Department of the ongoing investigation. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, USAPD will also notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after determining that the student has been missing for 24 hours. If circumstances dictate, USAPD may also enter a Missing Person's report into NCIC.