As stated in your housing contract, the University is not responsible for damage to or disappearance of a student's or their guest's personal possessions unless such damage or disappearance is proven to be the result of the sole negligence of the University. This policy includes, but is not limited to, items in student rooms, bike rooms, trunk rooms, and music rooms. Just as in a private home, sometimes things happen that cannot be foreseen, and items are damaged. The University will do everything possible to expedite clean up of the facility.
Because of the possibility of damage or theft, it is a good idea for students to insure their possessions. In some cases this can be done through the parent's homeowners policy. If this is not possible, we strongly urge you to consider a renter's policy. The University has found a company that specializes in serving the collegiate environment: National Student Services, Inc. Information is available through both housing offices. For more information, please visit http://www.nssi.com/insurance/coverage-premiums/.