They are liable for the loss of your property, even without a signed contract
, since they were in control and possession of your property when it was lost/damaged/stolen. When you loan or lease something to someone without any written agreement, they assume liability for that item and have an obligation to return that item to you in the same or similar condition as when you lent it to them. You would have a suit against them for the value, but you need to begin by making a claim with the insurer of the college where the property was located when stolen and then if you get nowhere, you would sue the college group and the college under the theory that the college is liable for groups they sponsor or endorse.
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