Room Entry and Room Inspection Policy
Authorized personnel of the University have the right to enter and inspect the Student's room for safety, health, and other administrative reasons related to the University's educational mission. University staff have the right to enter the Student's room without the Student present; reasons for room entry include but are not limited to:
- Repairs - Room entry will be made to make physical repairs or undertake other actions to eliminate conditions that pose a threat to the health and welfare of the residents, to make emergency repairs to prevent damage to property of the Student or the University, or to make routine or custodial corrections.
- Welfare/Safety Checks - University staff may enter the Student's room to investigate circumstances that provide cause to believe one or more resident's safety or welfare may be in jeopardy, or to investigate when the resident(s) may be unable to respond to a request to enter.
- Inspections - University Housing staff will enter the Student's room at least once per semester to conduct health and safety inspections. Advance notice (at least 48 hours) will be given to the Student. Staff will be inspecting the room for overall cleanliness and adherence to the policies and guidelines. If violations are found, the Student will be given written notification of the violation which will include a specified time frame to remedy the situation. Failure to remedy the situation by the written deadline may result in confiscation of any prohibited items and/or disciplinary action.
- Other - Authorized University personnel may enter the Student's room to provide services or otherwise address issues consistent with the Housing Contract.
item that violates the Housing Contract, Community Standards of Conduct or University
Student Code of Conduct is found in the Student's residence hall room, the
Student will be documented and instructed to remove the item. If this item is
not removed and found in any subsequent visits to the room during the academic
year the item may be confiscated and the Student may face additional
If an item poses a significant risk to the student or community it will be confiscated immediately. The confiscated item will be stored for 30 days from the date of confiscation and, if it is not claimed by the 30th day, it will be disposed of without further notification. If drugs, weapons, or other evidence of crime are found in the Student's room the incident will be documented and reported to the University Police for investigation.