Resident Assistants, Security & Video Surveillance

The security staff is a contracted service and has the right to enforce the rules and regulations of the university and when deemed appropriate will contact local authorities.  Security’s primary role is to observe and report issues of concern involving safety, policy violations, and access control. They are typically the university designated first responders for most emergencies or incidents and are trained in first aid and CPR. In addition, security will provide escort services upon request.

All students are expected to cooperate with security officials or resident assistants when giving directions in emergency situations or when enforcing university guidelines. Failure to comply with the directions of university officials and their agents including security officers and resident assistants acting in the performance of their duties will result in a minimum fine of $50.

The residence halls and parking lots are equipped with closed circuit video surveillance. The video surveillance is designed as a deterrent to protect the students and the university. In the case of theft or vandalism, please report the occurrence to the security office. Only authorized staff members and security will be permitted to view video surveillance. In the case of an investigation where law enforcement agencies are involved, any video surveillance may be shared with such agency when deemed appropriate or upon receipt of a warrant or subpoena.

Resident assistants are students chosen by the university to assist the students living in the residence halls. They are representatives of the housing office and are considered staff members of the university. The role of the resident assistants includes enforcement of university guidelines, sponsoring activities for campus residents, assisting and working with security staff, serving as a food committee to the dining hall, and helping to maintain a residence hall that is conducive to a positive academic environment.

Resident assistants are also trained in first aid and CPR.