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Missing Housing Resident Notification
If a member of the college community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the TSTC Police Department. TSTC Police will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.
After investigating the missing person report, should the TSTC Police determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, TSTC Police will notify the student’s emergency contact, or confidentially identified individual, no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify, confidentially, an individual to be contacted by TSTC in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. Whether or not a student has designated an emergency contact person to be notified, if a student is less than 18 years old and is not an emancipated individual, federal law requires that TSTC notify a parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, originally known as the Student Right-to-Know & Campus Security Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report that contains data related to reports of crimes occurring on campus, at off campus college facilities, residence halls and public property immediately adjacent to the campus. In addition, this report identifies specific policy statements.
The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-know Act became federal law with the passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The new law requires colleges and universities that maintain on-campus housing facilities to compile an annual Fire Safety report that gives students, parents and the public current information about fires in on-campus housing.
The TSTC Police Department maintains a Crime Log with summary information about crimes reported to the College Police, and also maintains a Fire Log that records, by date reported, any fire that occurs in an on-campus student housing facility. The crime log and fire log are open for public inspection during normal business hours.
It is the policy of Texas State Technical College to fully comply with the federal mandates of the Clery Act by collecting and furnishing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
To also comply with the federal mandates of the Clery Act, a link is being provided to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Records Service Sex Offender Registration website.