The College respects an individual’s right to privacy; however, authorized College personnel may enter student rooms/apartments without notice for the reasons listed below:
- For normal maintenance of College property.
- To inspect for or make necessary repairs to rooms/apartments and equipment.
- To verify occupancy.
- Where there is determined to be imminent danger to life, health, safety or property.
- To ensure that health and safety standards are being met.
- When breach of College policies is suspected.
Authorized personnel must carry appropriate College identification and show it upon student request.
Physical Plant Personnel
Two uniformed, ID carrying, Physical Plant staff members may enter a student’s room/apartment to make requested repairs. When possible, notification of the entry and work performed will be left in the room/apartment if entry is made when the resident is not present.
While fulfilling their administrative responsibility to enforce College regulations, members of the Office of Residence Life staff may enter student rooms at any time.
An inspection of residence hall rooms will be conducted at least once each semester to ensure the observance of basic safety, fire and health standards, and to recover College furniture not issued to the student rooms. A one-day notice will be given for this type of room inspection. If the resident is not present during the inspection, the Residence Life staff member will be accompanied by another member of the Residence Life.
In cases of emergencies, staff members may use a master key to enter the room/apartment. As a matter of courtesy, staff members will always knock on the door, announce who they are, and ask to enter the room/apartment. If there is no response or an unusual delay in opening the door, the staff member may use a master key to enter the room/apartment. The master key cannot be used to enter a student’s room/apartment to retrieve personal property. College personnel will not grant access to student rooms/apartments to friends, relatives or other students without written request from the student.
Where vacancies exist in a room/apartment such vacancies may be shown to prospective occupants when accompanied by a member of the staff. Insofar as is reasonable, advance notification will be given.