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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Subject Experts
Room Entry
Policy

Document Number: RESLIFE--138 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/16/2013
Primary Author: Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/10/2011

General Description
Description:

Policy on room entry in residence halls


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

Residence Life, Safety and Security, Executive Director of Facilities and Safety, Executive VP, Dean of Students, Students


Responsibility: Residence Life
Safety and Security
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety
Executive VP
Dean of Students

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, student

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Policy Provisions
1.

Room Entry


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 resident’s 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.”

· Room/Hall Inspection

 

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.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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