Room Entry and Search of Rooms
Students are responsible for knowing the following:
The College will respect the privacy rights of students, and will not authorize law enforcement officials to enter rooms without a proper warrant. Room entry by College Officials is authorized under the following conditions, and the College will make a good faith effort to contact students prior to room entry. The College will, when necessary:
1. Control the use of rooms, with medical direction, in the event of an epidemic or other
2. Place a new roommate into any empty room space at any time during the academic year. Students will receive 24 hour prior notice when a new roommate will be moving into their
room. After 24 hours the new roommate will be allowed full access to the room.
3. Permit representatives of the College including staff in the Dean of Students Office, Residential Education and Housing Services, Card Office, Campus Safety and/or Facilities Management to enter a student’s room for regular maintenance, Health and Safety inspections, emergencies, and with reasonable cause. Searches not outlined above shall be authorized by the Dean of Students or designee. If possible, students’ room and their belongings will not be searched without their presence. When possible the student will be contacted prior to a search. If the student cannot be reached and is not present during a search, they will be informed by Housing Services that a search did occur and the reasons for the search.
The College cannot prevent or prohibit the search of students’ rooms or College premises by law enforcement officers acting in the performance of their duty. It is expected, however, that the ordinary requirements for lawful search will be followed. The inspection of students’ rooms for maintenance requirements is not considered to be a search. This includes Health
and Safety inspections each semester, end of semester closing and end of the year check-out.
Last: July 2, 2013
- Phone: (323) 259-2969