Lycoming College respects the privacy of members of the college community. However, the College reserves the right to conduct searches if reasonable cause exits to believe that (1) activity is taking place in a student's room or on College premises which is detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of individuals; or (2) substances are contained in the room or on the property of the College or on a person which would constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct. A search may involve going through an individual's personal belongings (i.e. suitcases, boxes, locker, car, contents of dressers and desks, pockets of clothing, closets, etc.). Personal belongings to be searched are to be indentified in advance of the search and involves the physical examination of the predetermined area(s). Determination of what constitutes "a reasonable cause to believe" that a search is necessary will be made by the Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Residential Life, Director of Safety and Security, Assistant Director of Safety and Security, or a designee determined by the Dean of Student Affairs. Reasonable effort will be made to ensure that the student whose room or property is being searched is present. If not present, the student will be notified in writing of the search and its outcome.