Although the College respects the students’ rights to privacy of their room of residence and does not wish to intervene unnecessarily in student’ lives, the College reserves the right to enforce its policies and regulations.

While residing in residential facilities, students accept full responsibility for their actions under local, state and federal laws, as well as policies and guidelines outlined in the College’s Housing Contract, Student Handbook, and the Fraternity and Sorority House Corporation Agreement.

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.