|Residence Life Safety|
The safety of the residence halls is maintained through the
use of keys and a key-card system. Resident students are issued
keys/key-cards at the beginning of the academic year and are responsible for
the security of the keys/key-cards. Resident students who lose their
keys/key-cards or distribute keys or key-cards to individuals not authorized
access to the facility will face financial penalty and may face loss of
residential privileges. Periodic key/key-card inventories occur
throughout the academic year.
Resident students are also oriented to USF's code of conduct. USF is not responsible for the theft or loss of a student's personal possessions. Students are advised to lock their rooms, to carry their keys/key-cards with them at all times and to report - within 24 hours of the incident - any losses of property to the Sioux Falls Police Department and to Campus Security.
The University of Sioux Falls is not responsible for the personal belongings of
anyone residing in a residence hall. Damage caused in any circumstance is
not the responsibility of the University nor is it covered by University
insurance. For this reason, students are encouraged to leave expensive
items at home. Students are also encouraged to see that they remain on
their parents’ homeowners’ insurance policy while they reside at USF. If a student cannot remain on his/her parents' insurance policy, he/she is
encouraged to purchase renters' insurance.