trespass policy

Colby-Sawyer College is a private, independent, undergraduate college and its facilities, buildings, properties, and grounds (hereafter “campus”) are private property. Access to the Colby-Sawyer College campus and all off-site locations, is permitted only with Colby-Sawyer College's consent, which may be withdrawn at any time for any reason.

Section 1. Persons Not Authorized in Non-Public Areas of College Buildings

The areas of College academic, research, public service, and administrative buildings of the College used for classrooms, laboratories, faculty and staff offices, and the areas of College student residence buildings used for student living quarters are not open to the general public. Any person not authorized to be or remain in any such building area will be deemed to be trespassing on College property, and may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of New Hampshire Criminal Code RSA 635:2.

Section 2. Persons on College Property between the Hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Persons who are not students, faculty, staff, tenants, licensees, agents or contractors of the College, or their employees, visitors or guests, shall not be permitted on College property between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Visitors and guests are expected to conduct themselves in a proper, non-disruptive and lawful manner while on College property, and failure to do so may result in imposition of personal restrictions relating to their presence on College property. Specifically, the right of a visitor or guest to be present on College property will be restricted when the visitor or guest has harmed or has threatened to harm a member of the student body, faculty or staff. The right of a visitor or guest to be on College property will also be restricted when the visitor or guest has damaged or poses a risk of damage or loss to College property or to the property of others located on College property.

Section 3. Persons in College Buildings after Closing to the Public

Some College buildings are open to the public at designated times. Persons who are not authorized by the College to be in a College building after the time of closing to the public will be deemed to be trespassing on College property, and may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of New Hampshire Criminal Code RSA 635:2.

Section 4. Ban and Bar Notices

Colby-Sawyer College Department of Campus Safety personnel may issue written notices to any person who has been contacted or observed on College property while engaged in any unlawful or unauthorized activity banning and barring such person from College property, except as may be specifically authorized in such notice. Violation of any such notice will be deemed to be trespassing on College property, and the offending party may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of New Hampshire Criminal Code RSA 635:2. The term "unlawful or unauthorized activity" shall mean any conduct, act or omission by any person that is in violation of (i) any law, rule, regulation or order of the State of New Hampshire or of the United States, or (ii) any policy, rule or regulation of Colby-Sawyer College.

Policy revised August 2013 by Peter Berthiaume, Director of Campus Safety