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Equipment Room @ MEJO: Community Standards & Policies

Who can use the Equipment Room?

Woman with cameraThis audio & visual equipment is reserved for students in specific classes at the Hussman School of Journalism & Media.  

Other Hussman students may check out equipment if authorized by an instructor, and based on availability. Contact Stephanie for details.

Warning System

‼️Failure to follow these standards may result in: 1) a warning, 2) inability to borrow gear, 3) an Incomplete in the class, and/or 4) difficulty registering for courses next semester.‼️


Warnings may be issued for the following or related issues:

  • ⚠️ Repeated failure to arrive on time for a scheduled pick-up;
  • ⚠️ Returning equipment late;
  • ⚠️ Failure to properly care for equipment while checked out;
  • ⚠️ Failure to report damaged or lost gear;
  • ⚠️ Failure to return equipment in good condition and working order;
  • ⚠️ Losing gear.

These and other actions that violate the Community Standards and Terms & Conditions above may result in a Warning.

Warning Actions & Results

  • ‼️ Warnings apply to the User who checked out the equipment.
  • ‼️ Each action may result in one warning.
  • ‼️ User is permitted three warnings per semester.
  • ‼️ Once a User has received three warnings, ‼️ Equipment Room privileges may be revoked for the remainder of the semester.‼️

Equipment Room Community Standards

We expect students will:

  • Arrive promptly to borrow your gear.
  • Properly care for equipment borrowed.
  • Report damaged or lost gear immediately to us at (919) 442-8077.
  • Be financially responsible for equipment checked out. This may mean paying for lost or damaged equipment.
  • Return ALL gear, including cords and cables, batteries, lens caps, etc.
  • Return equipment by the due date.

Please follow these standards to keep our gear available for our whole community.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

If any equipment is returned in damaged condition, or if any equipment is not returned for any reason, including but not limited to destruction, confiscation, theft or act of God, User shall pay to the School either the cost of repair or replacement. The School shall have sole discretion to determine whether damaged equipment shall be replaced or repaired, and the School’s judgment shall be conclusive upon User. User shall not attempt to repair, or authorize anyone else to repair, any item of equipment that may be damaged. Damage, destruction or loss must be reported to the equipment room no later than the beginning of the next workday following knowledge of such damage, destruction or loss. User may not use or check out equipment until the cost of any repair or replacement is paid.

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