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Privacy and Room Entry

The College recognizes and values students' right to privacy in their rooms and with their personal effects. There are times, as noted in the housing contract when authorized College representatives may, without specific consent, enter rooms unannounced. Rooms may be entered for the following reasons:
  • repairs and maintenance.
  • reasonable basis for legitimate concern about the health, welfare, or safety of anyone occupying the room.
  • reasonable basis to believe there is a violation of College policies, rules, or regulations, or of State or Federal laws. An inspection or search of closed spaces may occur for the same reasons.
Over breaks, scheduled safety inspections occur in each residence hall. Residence Life will notify students prior to such inspections, and offer guidelines as to what will be checked.