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Right to Search

The Institute reserves the right to search any room when it reasonably believes that a violation of Institute policy is occurring, to investigate a situation or incident and to confiscate items that indicate such violations. Suspicious odors and disruptive behavior will be considered grounds for a search. In addition, Wentworth reserves the right to search a student’s person, motor vehicle, locker, academic space, and/or residence hall room, including but not limited to refrigerators, closets, safes, desks, backpacks, and large bags or boxes. Students are required to open any items that may be locked or otherwise secured. Failure to open locked items may result in their confiscation until such time that their content can be verified. Prohibited items noted in the Student Code of Conduct and in the Housing and Residential Life Policies and Procedures^^LINK will be confiscated. Referral to Institute disciplinary proceedings and criminal proceedings may occur.

Federal, Commonwealth, and local officials may exercise their legitimate authority to conduct searches on campus without the consent of the Institute, employee, or student.