For Residence Halls & University Apartments
The University recognizes residents’ desire for privacy, particularly in the context of their group living situation, and will do all it can to protect and guarantee their privacy. However, the University, through a Department of Residence Life staff member, reserves the right to enter a resident’s room/apartment at any time for the following purposes:
- To determine compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.
- To provide cleaning, maintenance work and/or pest control.
- To conduct an inventory of university property.
- To silence unattended loud alarms or music.
- If there is an indication of imminent danger to life, health and/or property.
- If there is a reasonable cause to believe that a violation of university or housing regulations is occurring.
- To search for missing university property.
A room search by a designated Department of Residence Life staff member is possible but rare. For such a search to take place, the conditions for room entry must exist. Permission for a room search is determined at the Assistant Director or Coordinator of Residence Life level and above. Items that violate university or housing regulations will be confiscated. A room search by law enforcement officials must be accomplished through the use of a valid search warrant or with the explicit consent of the resident.