Personal Property and Liability

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the event of a catastrophe such as, but not limited to, fire, smoke, flooding, windstorm, hail, explosion, civil commotion, aircraft, or other vehicle collision, Maranatha Baptist University is not liable for damages to any personal belongings of students. Neither is Maranatha Baptist University liable for theft of personal belongings of students, staff, or faculty members.

Students should be sure that their personal belongings are insured through their parents’ homeowner’s policy or through a renter’s policy.

  • You are responsible for your possessions.
  • You should not leave your possessions in residence hallways at any time. This is both unsafe and a violation of the local fire code.


Permission to borrow any item from Watertown citizens or merchants must be secured from the Director of Student Activities.

Confiscation of Personal Property

Anything a student has that is prohibited is subject to confiscation. Items will be returned to the student at the discretion of the Administration.

Missing Items (Theft)

Missing items should be reported to your Residence Supervisor (Off-Campus students should report to their Dean).
  • Please remember that a false accusation must be avoided. False accusations create bad feelings, unfounded suspicions, and do not help solve the problem.
  • The problem usually is not resolved overnight. Reporting the problem promptly is very important.
  • When you report the missing item, you will need
    • A description of the item (serial numbers, pictures, amounts, etc.).
    • Last known location.
    • The day and time that it was last seen as well as the day and time that it was discovered missing.
    • Names of persons that may have had access to the item.

Also see Personal Life and Testimony for issues related to vandalism, Storing your personal belongings, and Summer Storage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]