Protection of personal property
Neither The College of New Jersey nor the Department of Residential Education & Housing can be held responsible for a student’s personal property. We strongly recommended that students take their personal property home during any period where the residence halls are closed. During the academic year, students should never leave books, clothing, backpacks, purses or other property unattended in common areas and should lock their doors at all times. Report suspected theft of property to the Campus Police.
Because The College of New Jersey does not provide personal property insurance, we recommend that students determine if they are covered under their parent’s renters/homeowner’s insurance policy or obtain a separate personal property insurance policy to protect their personal property such as cameras, calculators, personal computers, books and furniture.
Two companies that offer this type of insurance coverage are listed below. Both of these companies offer coverage for students living on-campus and for those renting apartments off campus.
CSI Insurance Agency, Inc
National Student Services, Inc.
Please note: The College of New Jersey does not endorse either company and is listing for information purposes only. The right decision to purchase or not is solely the responsibility of the student and his/her family.
Students are advised to be pro-active in order to reduce the frustration and inconvenience resulting either from theft or from damage caused by unanticipated accidents. For computers, the best way to minimize the disruption is to maintain regular backups of critical data. These backups should not be kept in the same location as the computer. A loss due to a water leak, for example, could potentially damage both the computer and the backup. Students should keep an inventory of their property, complete with serial numbers, as a way to prove ownership in the event they need to file a claim with an insurance company.
For additional safety tips, visit the Campus Police website.