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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Babson college police are pretty lenient however they want to make sure that all students are safe.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Within the past 4 years there have been two fraternities kick-ed off campus and student life happiness has overall decreased in huge steps.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Yeah they care about drugs.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: At Babson there is something called the Amnesty program where if your friend(s) get sh*tfaced (pardon my french) you have a choice of calling public safety (officers on campus) and you won't get in trouble. I believe your friend won't get in trouble either. The point is it promotes safety.
Babson also has a really strict plagiarism policy. We have to write an honor code on every assignment and sign it. If plagiarism is detected, you have to go to the honor board where you face the consequences.
You can be the judge on how strict Babson is.


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  • 214th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 327th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1220th
    Best Campus Police

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Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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There is a mix of opinions from the student body on this issue. Basically, if you are a freshman here and you get caught, expect the officer to be much stricter with you than with your senior buddy. It's good advice to get to know as many BABO as you can as soon as possible. This being said, many freshmen are scared of even talking to the police, when in reality, BABO is just a bunch of friendly guys trying to do their job. If you decide to throw a crazy party in Forest Hall, think again, because you'll probably hear a knock even before your friends start showing up. The party atmosphere there also depends largely on the RAs, who are sometimes even stricter than BABO when it comes to throwing a bash in this freshman dorm. But, as long as things are kept quiet—the door is locked, and the windows are shut—there is no need to worry. Seniors get away with murder in comparison to the underclassmen since they know the ropes and can coax the officers into letting them go if they somehow manage to get caught.

BABO treats almost everyone like mature adults unless things get out of control and someone punches someone else for spilling a beer or being too drunk. Freshmen are generally at high risk of getting caught and being given a strike, not just by BABO, but also by their RA. The party scene is not a raging one here, and if you get caught, the best thing to do is be very polite and honest. This technique will almost always help get you off the hook and maybe even meet a new friend—a BABO.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Fighting
  • Illegal parking
  • Making too much noise
  • Playing drinking games
  • Running around the campus naked after the League Championships
  • Smoking marijuana in residence hall rooms
  • Unauthorized partying in residential hall rooms
  • Walking around with an open container
Visitation Policies
Hosts are responsible to accompany their guests at all times on campus. Guests cannot exceed staying three consecutive days on campus.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 19 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 15% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 70% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 15% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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