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Right of Entry-Search and Seizure Policy



Student Affairs



Residence Life and Housing



Right of Entry/Search and Seizure Policy






The University reserves the right to enter the student’s room in the following instances:

(A) when there is sufficient reason to believe that an occupant of the room may be physically harmed or endangered or university property is being endangered; there exists any other emergency; or University policy is being violated;

(B) to make periodic health, safety, and maintenance inspections; or

(C) to make routine physical repairs to University property. If there is some specific reason to suspect that a criminal offense  has taken place or that evidence of such an offense may be secured in a room, University personnel will enter the room only with a resident’s permission or pursuant to a warrant. If in the course of any entry made pursuant to this Section X of the Occupancy License Agreement, illegal materials are found in plain view, they will be removed and the affected resident(s) will be notified of the confiscation and face possible disciplinary action; or

(D) to show a prospective resident the residential room; or

(E) to deliver confidential or sensitive communication between the University and the student.












Approved by Vice President/Date


S. Brownlee 

Approved by Cabinet/Date



Revised Date


Spring 2011





Last modified at 12/14/2011 1:22 PM  by Hoxha, Anisa