Personal Property

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The University does not assume liability for a resident’s personal belongings and has no insurance to cover personal or property damage of resident. Therefore, the University strongly recommends that the resident obtain additional coverage, such as a renter’s insurance policy.

Residents should take the following precautions concerning the protection of their property in the residence halls:

  • When leaving a room, always lock the door and take the room key. If a room key is lost, residents should contact staff immediately regarding steps to take for obtaining a replacement.
  • Report lost electronic access cards/fobs immediately.
  • Report any broken or faulty locks to staff immediately.
  • Never prop doors open.
  • Do not leave laundry unattended in washing machines and dryers.
  • Avoid bringing large amounts of cash or valuables to campus.
  • Keep cash and valuables secure.
  • Close and lock windows when rooms are unoccupied, especially first-floor rooms.
  • Keep an inventory of property and when appropriate, keep a list of serial numbers and manufacturers. Residents should consider engraving their name or Sac State ID number onto the equipment or contacting Sacramento State Police Department to engrave personal property
  • Report any unfamiliar persons or individuals immediately to staff. Residents should never admit anyone into the buildings who they do not know for certain is a resident or a member of the University staff. Never make assumptions about strangers’ identities or credentials.
  • If residents feel they are a victim of a crime, report immediately to the Sacramento State Police Department at (916) 278-6000.  Also inform residence hall staff.