Authorized and Unauthorized use of Telephones Policy

An operator attends the College switchboard during normal business hours. The Law School has a separate switchboard, which may be reached from the upper campus by dialing “6” and then “0.” The Law School switchboard is open from 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays.

Each residence hall room has a telephone extension that can receive local or long-distance calls and place local calls at no charge; students wishing to make long-­‐distance calls from their room telephone will need to purchase an appropriate telephone service (i.e. a long distance calling card) at their own expense.

Accepting collect telephone calls constitutes unauthorized use of the telephone system at Lewis & Clark and is prohibited. Any infraction of this policy will result in:

  1. The cost of the call, plus a $25 fee for each infraction, being posted against the resident’s account.
  2. Grades and transcripts being withheld until charges are paid.

Students who repeatedly accept collect calls in their rooms may lose their telephone privileges for the remainder of the academic year.

Students who have problems with the telephones in the residence halls should contact their Area Director.