Any idea what school? It would be interesting to know so we can get a hold of any "lease" agreement that a student and/or parent signs when accepting
the living quarters.
Case: Most apartment complexes typically have a clause that allows for maintenance personnel and/or management to enter your home with prior notice.
Given that and the nature of a dormitory, it would be more prudent to find out what exactly this school claims as exclusivity in terms of entrance to
a dorm room.
My initial guess would be there is a "safety" clause but overall the confrontation presented in the video is disgusting on both parties involved.
Now time to find what school it was...
ETA: UofK Dorm Room Policy
Room Entry Policy
Authorized university personnel may enter a student's residence hall room without permission for the following reasons:
To provide routine maintenance
To provide routine inspections to ensure that residents are following health, fire, and safety regulations
To respond to emergency situations; e.g., situations which threaten the health and/or safety of room occupants, and situations which require
immediate maintenance to prevent property damage or immediate action to correct the health, fire and/or safety risk
When there is reason to believe that a violation of university policy is taking place in the room and occupants in the room do not open the door
when requested to do so.
Furthermore, the officer was both in the right to do so, but failed to follow entry policy stated here:
Protocol for using the master key to enter a residence hall room:
No student room should be entered without knocking, regardless of whether the door is locked, unlocked, or open. The only situations in which
staff are not required to knock are emergencies.
Before using the master key, university personnel attempting to enter a room should identify themselves and state the reason for entry. In
addition, they should request that the door be opened.
If the door is not opened and authorized university personnel deem it necessary, the master key will be used to enter the student's room for one
or more of the reasons listed above.
edit on 19-2-2013 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)