College Alert Center is a recovery service for missing college students that quickly creates and distributes the student's information to the right resources. We have been doing this at Child Alert Center since 2005, so we understand the key elements in the process. If your son or daughter went missing while at college, you want the best available service for them.
Our capability to send up to 20,000 text links per minute of a mini-poster to our mobile network is very important. For those traveling abroad, the poster can be translated in 42 languages (see list). In addition, we will send the text link to campus security, who can forward it to the entire student population, if necessary. By distributing this information quickly in mass numbers we greatly increase the chances of recovery of the student.
College Alert Center provides parents, campus security and local law enforcement with the best tool for recovering a missing student and would be a value-added benefit for any college to offer to the parents.
Parents Should Know
Almost all students that go missing do so while away from the college campus, thus the onus falls on the parent to start the recovery process, not the college. Think of it much like your own job. While you are at work, the employer is responsible for you but once you leave, then you are responsible for yourself. Same applies to your child at college. It doesn't matter if they are on spring break, traveling abroad or even out to dinner, if they are off campus, then they are likely on their own. This is why you need our service.
Missing students often go unreported until tragedy strikes. While the Department of Justice keeps crime statistics just like colleges, neither keeps statistics for those that go missing. After researching the last 100 missing college students we found, we established interesting statistics. This can happen anytime, anywhere, to anybody.
- 96% of the missing were away from the college campus
- Only 10% were found alive and the others were unknown or worse.
- 12% were traveling abroad when missing.
- Enrollment size varied; smallest of 1,340 students to over 60,000 for the largest.
- Every month had a missing student.
For only $15 per year per student, this valuable service may help bring home your child to your family and friends.
Below are recent stories of missing students that show how real this is to the parents, colleges and communities.
Recent Missing Student Stories
Mar 3 2014
California college student vanishes
Adilene Munguia, 19, went missing after she boarded a bus from California State University Los Angeles to downtown L.A. on Thursday, police said.
A college student in California vanished late last week, and authorities suspect her disappearance may be connected to a man she met on the popular dating app Tinder.
Mar 1 2014
Sierra College student Bryce Laspisa still missing
The Sierra College student went missing Aug. 30 as he was driving down Interstate 5 to visit his parents in Orange County.
It's gut-wrenching, every day not knowing," Karen Laspisa. "It's a living nightmare."
Feb 21 2014
Bates College student studying abroad goes missing in Rome
A 21-year-old Bates student studying in Rome has been missing since early Wednesday morning, his family said Friday. He is studying this semester in Rome through a program offered by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
Feb 18 2014
Baptist College student reported missing
Little Rock authorities are looking for an Arkansas Baptist College student who hasn't been since Wednesday.
Brittany Eggerson, 18, was dropped off at school Wednesday and was last seen in class about 9 a.m., the Little Rock Police Department said in a statement. Her family hasn't seen or heard from her since.
Apr 18 2013
Renewed search under way for Holly Bobo after missing Tennessee student's purse found
Bobo, a nursing student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, was last seen two years ago by her 25-year-old brother, Clint, who reported seeing her being taken into the woods by an unidentified man dressed in camouflage.