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Some staff members, contractors responsible for dorm thefts, SU says

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Syracuse University staff members and contractors who helped pack up student belongings while in-person instruction was suspended are likely responsible for a series of thefts, university officials announced Friday.

More than 100 SU students reported missing items when they returned to campus to move belongings out of their dorm rooms. Students who were unable to move out after the suspension of in-person classes were allowed to retrieve belongings from May 30 to June 14.

The university gave staff members and independent contractors access to dorm rooms during the suspension of on-campus instruction, said Robert Hradsky, vice president for the student experience, and Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby Maldonado in a campus-wide email. It is likely staff members and contractors were responsible for the thefts reported by students and families that returned to campus during the move-out window.

“It is clear we failed to have the proper processes, procedures and protocols in place at the time to support this effort,” Hradsky and Maldonado said. “We apologize for the added stress this failure has created for our students and their families.”

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