Confiscation Policy

When prohibited items are encountered or discovered by College officials, or their designee(s), these items are subject to confiscation. College personnel, including public safety officers, residential life professional staff members, and the paraprofessional hall staff have the authority to confiscate prohibited items.

Items confiscated for health, fire or safety reasons may be returned to the owner at the end of the term (or earlier by arrangement with the executive director of residential life and campus safety or associate director of residential life) provided that the item is removed from campus immediately and not returned to the premises. Illegal items (such as controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and weapons) will not be returned. In addition, any alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia confiscated will be disposed of at the time of the incident.

Any confiscated item not claimed by the owner by the end of the academic year in which the item was seized will be disposed of without notification. When possible and appropriate, unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.