Residents must maintain the condition of the residence areas. If students accidentally cause damage, they should notify the resident director of the residence hall where the damage occurred. If students notice damage or witness someone causing damage, they should notify a Residence Life and Housing or SUPD staff member immediately.

Any person who is found to have caused damage or mistreated University property may lose his/her building access and/or use of amenities and face disciplinary action. In addition, any misconduct that results in damages to property/equipment may result in a loss of privileges for individuals or the community or the cost of replacement of damaged property. If the University is unable to determine who caused such damages, the replacement costs for common area damages will be divided among the residents of the building/floor.

Students are encouraged to carefully review the room condition form upon moving into the room. Upon checkout, students are required to leave their rooms in the same condition as when they checked in.

Charges may be levied to students for trash removal, cleaning, repositioning of furniture, damage repair or replacement of University property, and/or improper checkout. Damages to rooms and suites are the responsibility of the residents of the room or suite. If the University is unable to determine who caused such damages, the replacement costs will be divided among the residents of the room/suite/apartment. In an effort to regularly monitor damages, monthly health and safety inspections will be conducted by Residence Life and Housing staff. Health and safety inspections are unannounced; however, Residence Life and Housing may choose to notify students of the inspections in advance.  Inspections of all common areas (lounges, hallways, etc.) will be conducted more frequently. Excessive individual damages (including sanitary condition of room/suite/cluster/ apartment) may result in the loss of university housing or reassignment.