Trespass Notices

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University Policy Number 1132

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I. Scope

This policy applies to George Mason University employees, students, contractors, and visitors at all properties owned, leased, or controlled by George Mason University.

II. Policy Statement

This policy governs the issuance of Administrative Trespass Notices and Criminal Trespass Notices by George Mason University. Administrative Trespass Notices and Criminal Trespass Notices must be delivered to the person who is the subject of the Notice in writing.

III. Definitions

Administrative Trespass Notice: a document which gives notice to a person that he or she is not permitted to enter or remain upon the lands, buildings, or premises of George Mason University specified in the Notice.

Criminal Trespass Notice: a document issued by the George Mason University Police Department which gives notice to a person that he or she is not permitted to enter or remain upon the lands, buildings, or premises of George Mason University specified in the Notice.

IV. Compliance

 A. Administrative Trespass Notice

An Administrative Trespass Notice must state the area to which the Notice applies, the dates that the Notice is in effect (or that the Notice applies until further notice), how the Notice may be appealed, and a warning that violation of the Administrative Trespass Notice may result in further disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Administrative Trespass Notices may only be issued by Compliance, Diversity and Ethics (CDE); Human Resources and Payroll (HR); University Life; Student Conduct; and Housing and Residence Life. Persons issued an Administrative Trespass Notice may appeal that Notice to the appropriate administration official, listed on the Notice, whose decision shall be final.

B. Criminal Trespass Notice

Criminal Trespass Notices may only be issued by Police Officers of the George Mason University Police Department. They may be issued as a result of a violation of an Administrative Trespass Notice, or as necessary in consideration of the individual circumstances.

The Board of Visitors has granted George Mason University Police Officers the authority to issue Criminal Trespass Notices on University property. Each Criminal Trespass Notice, no matter how initially transmitted to the subject person, shall be memorialized in writing and delivered or mailed to the subject person.

The Chief of Police shall review all Criminal Trespass Notices issued by George Mason University Police Officers and, following any amendments, approve or rescind them. Criminal Trespass Notices may be appealed in writing to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, whose decision shall be final.

V. Dates:

 A. Effective Date:

This policy will become effective upon the date of approval by the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Provost and Executive Vice President.

B. Date of Most Recent Review:

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VI. Timetable for Review

This policy, and any related procedures, shall be reviewed as needed.

VII. Signatures

Approved:

_______/S/________                                  _____1/27/2014______

Senior Vice President for                                         Date

Administration and Finance

Approved:

_______/S/________                                  _____1/27/2014______

Provost                                                                       Date

 

Revision Approved: 12/19/2016