PSA: Keep Thy Loins Girded

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They can do that?
They can do that?

They can do that?

Bwog received an anonymous tip from an RA outlining the current procedure for investigating marijuana incidents:

  • If an RA detects the smell of weed, or someone reports the smell to an RA, they call in another RA to confirm.
  • Once two RAs have confirmed the smell, they will knock on the door in question
  • If no one answers, the RAs will call Public Safety and key into your room

According to the Terms & Conditions of Housing’s Guide to Living, this is completely kosher:

The University reserves the right to enter an assigned space for reasons of health, safety, or emergency with or without the occupant’s permission; for the purpose of insuring compliance with these Terms and Conditions of Residence; for inventory; and for making necessary repairs.

Since Bwog thought that RAs couldn’t enter your room unless you open the door, we figured we’d let you know to hide your bong, hide your stash, ’cause they invadin’ everybody up in here.

Surprised stoner via Shutterstock

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  1. this article is what bwog is all about

    walkin' that line between real news source and heads-up for dorm room pot smokers.

  2. and i got bronchitis  

    ain't nobody got time for that!

  3. former RA  

    the public safety thing is not really accurate, most RAs are too lazy to go through the hassle, and will just write it up saying they didn't answer the door. If you're caught smoking pot and the RA is a knockin, you should stay in your room silently (if you were not being loud before and it doesn't reek too too bad outside) or leave your EC suite through the bottom door. If not, answer the door, pretend you have no idea what's going on and blame it on your neighbor. (Who won't get in trouble, because it's kind of difficult to get anyone in trouble through Reslife) Plus, the RA will give up and just write that no one admitted to it and go back to their homework.

  4. Anonymous  

    What about barnard policy?

  5. Arsene Wenger  



    Put a microwave in your room. Put a bowl of water in it. Put weed in the bowl. Set the timer for 5 minutes (boiling time) right before you leave for class.

    If you have a sleeping roommate --> LOLZ.

  7. NYU Student

    Damn, and I thought NYU's policy was bad.

    It doesn't matter anyway, our students are drowning in debt.

  8. Anonymous  

    This isn't exactly a secret.

  9. blunts in butler  

    Just smoke in the stacks.

  10. A current RA

    I'd like to add that once we physically see marijuana or any drug paraphernalia, we are required to call Public Safety. I'd also like to disagree with statements made by "former RA." Please do not try to blame it on your neighbor or hide out from the RA. We're not stupid-we can tell you're in there, and it will be really embarrassing if when you don't answer and if we have to call PS to key in, find you in there. As a note, we have to document the time it took for residents to open the door after we knock, so it's always worse on the OJA end when they see it took a while. It's just always SO obvious when residents pretend they have no idea what's going on/try to play it cool. Regardless of what we think of the policy of calling PS, it is our job, and we signed a contract saying we would comply with our duties, so don't hate us for it.

    • Other RA  

      All of us are not this strung up.

      But we DO document a) when you're compliant and nice to us b) if you take a LONG time to come to the door and c) if you're rude to us.

      So just don't be stupid.

  11. Anonymous

    Better get a safe for my bong/stash!

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