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Department of Public Safety

East Tennessee State University

Access to Campus and Residence Halls

The campus and facilities of East Tennessee State University are governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and are restricted to students, faculty, staff, guests and invitees of the university, except when part or all of the campus, its buildings or facilities are open to the general public for a designated time and purpose.

All persons on campus are subject to all rules and regulations of the university and the TBR which are applicable to the conduct of students on campus and to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. In addition, all persons who operate motor vehicles on campus agree by such operation to be subject to university and TBR rules, regulations, policies and procedures on traffic and parking.

All persons on campus must provide adequate identification upon request to appropriate officials and security personnel of the university. Personnel and students of the university who refuse to provide such identification may be subject to disciplinary action; other persons who refuse to provide such identification will be requested to leave the campus, and if they refuse, may be subject to lawful removal and prosecution.

Residence Hall Access

Students residing in the East Tennessee State University residence halls are required to follow the Student Housing Rules, Residence Hall Conduct, and Disciplinary Sanctions ( Residence Hall Student Handbook). Residents should enter and exit at designated doors.

All exterior doors are normally locked 24 hours per day (exceptions during move-in, move-out, etc.). Residence may use their University I.D. Card to gain access to their assigned halls.

The main entrance door to each residence hall has a card reader and telephone located near the door. Students, guests and parents may contact a resident by calling the resident's room. The resident is responsible for escorting his/her guest at all times within the hall.

Main lobby visitation is from 9 a.m.-midnight Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Each residence hall will have designated room visitation hours.

The Department of Public Safety operates a Night Patrol from approximately 11 p.m.-5 a.m. each night in the vicinity of the residence halls and residence hall parking lots. These individuals are not police officers but are equipped with two-way radios and wear uniforms. Duties include checking for propped doors, checking locked doors, watching for any unusual event, and checking parking lots around the residence halls. There is a full-time police officer during nights dedicated to Buc Ridge, this officer is on an alternating schedule.

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