Room Search Policy – College policy allows for room searches, as well as searches of on-campus vehicles when there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of the Student Conduct Code or other specific violations of College policy have occurred or are occurring. Reasonable cause is defined as credible information provided to College officials that a student is violating or has violated a specific College policy. All such room searches are to be authorized by the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students and conducted by professional staff members from Campus Safety or other authorized Student Affairs staff members. The College will make every attempt to contact the occupant(s) of the room or vehicle in question. In cases where the student(s) cannot be located, College officials and/or Campus Safety will conduct their investigation by documenting the search of areas reasonably related to the alleged policy violation. In all cases of room entry or searches where the student is not available or cannot be contacted, College officials and or Campus Safety will leave written notice that the room was entered and/or searched and specify the reasons for the search.