Occupants of the residence halls have the right to a reasonable expectation of privacy, and the university will respect that right. Effort will be made to enter a residents room when the resident is present. However, authorized university personnel may enter any university residence at any time when:
There is clear or apparent emergency such as fire, serious illness, injury, or where danger threatens persons or property.|
There is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of residence hall or University regulations is occurring, or|
To ascertain damage, maintenance needs or conditions potentially harmful to the safety and health of its occupants. For further information, see Damage Assessment.|
Rooms and halls will be inspected for health, safety and maintenance conditions during each month by the Residence Life Staff. The University is not obligated to notify residents of such inspections; however, out of courtesy, every effort will be made to notify students in advance.
Upon observance, any lobby or common area found to be unsanitary, excessively damaged, or unkempt will result in a $50 group fine and/or remedial action. Rooms found to be unsanitary and/or unkempt will result in a warning. The student will have 24-hours to clean the room. If upon further inspection it is still not clean, the student will be subject to disciplinary procedures that may include being moved to a new housing assignment and/or the cost to have the room cleaned.
Also see STUD-115, STUD-131, and STUD-137.