XV. Additional Policies and Practices

A. Abandoned Items 

In those instances where items are left in the residence facilities after the owner or resident has moved from the hall, the Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Department shall declare the items abandoned in favor of the university.  Residents may be charged for removal, shipping and/or storage of items. 

B. Notification of Parents 

We reserve the right to notify your parents when deemed necessary; for example, in cases of medical emergency, infectious disease, underage alcohol violations, substance or drug abuse, behavioral misconduct or financial issues. 

C. Directory Information 

Directory information concerning current and former residents may be provided to individuals or mailing services outside of the institution for a variety of purposes. When requested, this information is provided solely at the discretion of the institution. Directory information may include name, address, telephone number, date of birth, major field of study, and academic classification.  If you do not wish this information to be released, please inform the Housing Department in writing.

D. Insurance 

The university does not accept liability for loss, theft or damage to any personal property, including during times you are away from the hall.  You may wish to take home or store your valuables over holiday periods. Any thefts should be reported immediately to the front desk and the university police.  We recommend that you buy insurance for your personal property and engrave a personal identification number on your valuables. We also strongly recommend that you purchase health insurance if you are not covered under your parents' policy. 

While the university has a Student Health Center to treat minor health issues at a reduced cost, residents should ensure that they have health insurance coverage available for serious health concerns, either through their parent's policies, and /or specific policies that include student health coverage.

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