J33-101 Emergency Entry
J33-101.1 A staff member may, without verbal or written authorization from a higher authority, enter a student’s room or suite either forcibly or with a building master key in cases of fire, explosion, bomb threats, attempted or suspected suicide, or other situations which call for the immediate entry in the interest of safety and security both for the residents of the room or suite and the physical plant.
J33-101.2 Any unauthorized or illegal items observed in a student’s room or suite during an emergency entry will not be used as a basis for criminal prosecution. However, in the event of suspected vandalism, arson, assault or other violations of major university policy that may have occurred in a room, university police will be called in to conduct an investigation. The results of such an investigation may result in judicial charges or criminal prosecution.