Safety & Security: Surveillance, Search, and Monitoring Policy
To assist in providing a safe, healthy and productive campus environment, and to monitor and enforce compliance with policies and rules of conduct, Malone reserves the right to conduct reasonable and appropriate surveillance and searches of persons and properties on Malone premises (including surveillance or searches of persons or properties entering, leaving or remaining on said premises). Such surveillance or searches may be conducted by Malone without announcement, and may occur at such times and places as deemed appropriate by Malone management including, but not limited to, monitoring and inspecting of bags, briefcases, purses and motor vehicles, as well as residence hall rooms, desks, closets, cabinets, lockers, and other facilities located on Malone premises.
Furthermore, any e-mail, Internet access, telephone, voice mail, telecopier or other communication device, equipment or system, or computer hardware or software, owned or provided by Malone, is for the use and benefit of Malone and, together with all e-mail, voice mail and other documents or communications generated, transmitted or received on any such device, equipment or system, are Malone property. Malone therefore reserves the right to monitor or otherwise access any such equipment, device, system or related communication, transmission, software or document, for such reasonable cause as Malone shall determine, and students should understand that they have no personal policy right in any transmission, communication or document created, received, or stored in or on Malone property, or while on Malone time, business or activity, or with respect to any system or equipment owned or provided by Malone. Password protection does not insure privacy or confidentiality in such matters.
All students are expected to cooperate fully with such searches or inspections, and failure to provide such cooperation may result in disciplinary action, including suspension. However, it should be noted that no such surveillance, search or inspection, in itself, necessarily reflects adversely upon any person who is subject of such proceedings, or implies an accusation or finding of wrongdoing by any such person.