Although the College does not wish to intervene unnecessarily in students’ private lives, it has the right and responsibility to maintain compliance with its regulations.

A College residence is not a private living place over which the College has no jurisdiction; rather, it is a place provided by the College for students to carry on their personal lives in ways that do not put members of the campus community in jeopardy, that do not violate policies outlined in The Hornet, and that do not break laws. Thus, College policies allow for room searches when specific policy violations are suspected. Other similar areas for personal use by students may also be searched, including but not limited to lockers and vehicles brought onto campus.