The Residence Life staff will conduct periodic room checks to ensure the safety and upkeep of the physical facilities of the residence halls. Damages to the residence hall will result in an assessment to the individual or group responsible based on the actual cost to repair or replace the item or structure affected. Windows should not be forced open, and window ledges should not be used as storage areas. Removal of a window or screen will result in a fine of $25 per student. Any maintenance or safety violation found in any room will result in a fine. Any excessive mess in the common areas will result in a fine to the hall, group, or individual responsible.