Entry into a Residence Hall Room

The intent of this policy is to provide protection for the rights of each student while at the same time providing residential staff members and university officials the means to maintain and protect the educational environment and the safety of the community. Entry into and/or a room search of any student’s room, suite, or apartment may be conducted by Resident Assistants, Resident Directors or other university officials or personnel for the following reasons:

  • Maintenance/repair
  • Possible violations of the Code of Student Conduct, Community Standards, and/or local, state, or federal laws
  • Hall closings
  • Emergency situations
  • Fire alarms
  • Health and safety inspections (See Monthly Safety Checks)
  • Any other time when, considering the facts and circumstances of the situation, in the judgment of the university personnel, entry appears necessary for the best interest of the university community.

In addition to the above listed situations, a reasonable search of a student’s room that has been entered by a residential staff member and/or other university officials or personnel, may be conducted if, after entering the student’s room, the residential staff member or other official notices a clear violation of university policy. Searches are initiated by Student Affairs staff.