THE RESIDENCE HALLS
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR RESIDENT OCCUPANCY
• Any camper is subject to dismissal from the Residence Halls and from Lehigh University Sports Camps without refund for misconduct or violation of Residence Hall regulations.
• The University reserves the right to enforce any restriction or regulation necessary for the maintenance of its property or the general welfare of campers.
• The camper agrees to abide by the regulations of Lehigh University.
RIGHT OF ENTRY/SEARCH AND SEIZURE POLICY FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING
• The right is reserved for authorized persons to enter any room at any time for the purpose of routine maintenance/inspections/repairs, to verify room occupancy, or to respond to emergency/crisis situations.
• A camper’s room may be entered and searched by authorized University officials when there is cause to believe that a violation of University regulations is being or has been committed.
• "Cause" means a suspicion that would lead a reasonable person to believe that another person is committing or has committed an act in violation of University regulations. An example of sufficient cause is the smell of burning marijuana coming from a room. Authorized University personnel include: Camp director, camp staff, Conference Services staff and Lehigh University Police.
• This provision is not intended to limit the right of the Lehigh University Police to enter any student’s room in the performance of statutory duties and in accordance with legally defined procedures governing search and seizure when there is probable cause to believe that a violation of state or federal law is being or has been committed.
• Smoking is prohibited in all residence hall areas.
• Alcohol is only permitted in a room where one or more of the residents are over 21 years old. In cases where one individual is not 21, the students of legal drinking age are permitted to possess alcohol but can not provide it to the minor. Any room occupied by residents who are all under the legal drinking age is considered a "dry room" and no alcohol is permitted regardless of the age of the guests.
• Furniture is not to be moved from room to room. All furniture placed in a student room must remain in the room and cannot be placed in hallways or stored in any building storage areas.
• Campers are not permitted to install window air-conditioners in their room. Fans are permitted.
• The following activities are not permitted in residential areas: vandalism; sleeping in lounges or other public areas; playing with fire; chemical experimentation; sports (i.e. hall hockey, soccer, frisbee throwing, darts, etc.); the cooking and preparation of food, except in designated areas; excessive noise; the washing or repairing of motor vehicles; excessive horseplay; water fights; snowball fights; dropping, throwing or shooting of objects from windows; the use, possession or sale of drugs and illegal substances; possession of drug paraphernalia; theft of services (i.e. telephone and cable).
SECURITY AND SAFETY
• Security is everyone's responsibility. Actions that compromise the security of residents or living areas will subject the individuals responsible to fines and/or disciplinary action. Room doors should be locked whenever the residents leave the room.
• Each room key is individually coded, allowing only the Office of Access Control Services to identify the key and it's proper owner.
• All keys issued (no substitute permitted) must be returned at the close of camp.
• For the purpose of safety and security, exterior, section and fire doors are to remain closed at all times, with exterior doors locked 24-hours a day. Residents of the section will be held responsible when doors are blocked or propped open. A door will be considered propped if there is any physical obstruction (i.e. tape, stones, cardboard, or trashcans, etc.) that prevents it from closing and locking.
• For the purpose of safety and security, security screens are to remain closed and locked at all times. The security screen latch is for emergency exits only.
• Fire equipment is to be used only as necessary in the case of fire.
• Propping fire doors and tampering with fire bells, horns, alarms, extinguishers, extinguisher covers, exit signs, evacuation instruction signs, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and other equipment is unlawful.