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For health and economic reasons, the university provides plastic mattress covers that must remain on the beds.
Fines may be assessed to those who do not keep the mattress cover on the bed.
Posters may be hung on the walls only with white plastitak. Damages will be assessed for use of any material which
defaces walls or ceilings. Decals may be used on glass surfaces only but must be removed when the students
vacate the room. Decals may not be applied to wooden or painted surfaces.
Students are required to maintain their rooms in an orderly and hygienic manner. Rooms will be checked weekly
by the resident assistants to ensure minimum standards of cleanliness are maintained.
Students whose rooms do not comply with room check standards will be assigned community service by their
residence hall director. Failure to fulfill community service becomes a disciplinary issue and a hold will be placed
on the student’s account preventing registration for the next semester’s classes.
Rooms will be inspected on a weekly basis for cleanliness, hygienic conditions, repairs, and maintenance. If
possible, the occupant of the room should be present during the entry; however, if necessary, the university
reserves the right to inspect its property at any reasonable time without the occupant’s presence.
Students are expected to open the doors to their rooms for an administrator, residence hall director, or a student
resident assistant. If a student does not open the door after the director or resident assistant identifies
himself/herself, the director or resident assistant may unlock the door.
Rooms in university residence halls or university owned residences occupied by students will not be searched by
university personnel without the consent of the occupying student except upon authorization of the senior vice
president for Student Development or his/her designated agent. Personal surveillance cameras are not permitted
in residence halls.
Electrical appliances permitted in the rooms are coffee pots, air-popcorn poppers, hair dryers, curling irons, and
irons. Microwave ovens, deep fat fryers, open skillets, toaster/convection ovens, hot plates, George Foreman-type
grills, etc. are not permitted in the rooms.
Students may bring their own refrigerators to school if they meet these requirements:
Refrigerator is no more than 4.0 cubic feet.
Refrigerator meets Underwriter’s Laboratory safety standards.
Refrigerators cannot be in closets.
The university reserves the right to search a student’s refrigerator at any time.
Personal Property Loss or Damage
The university cannot assume responsibility at any time for the private property of its students and is not liable for
the loss or damage of any article of personal property anywhere on the premises of the campus. Some
homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for personal articles kept at a residence other than the main
Repairs needed in rooms, bath facilities, or other areas should be reported to the residence hall assistant or your
residence hall director.