Campus Strictness

Location
Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergrads
1,309
Tuition
$42,246
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel very comfortable with the policy and strictness. I really think they are strict on things that are important to the community and lenient on area where students can take care of themselves.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is a lot of leniency with drugs/alcohol, you won't get in trouble unless you make it very obvious that you are doing something you should not be doing! Campus is very strict on parking, you will get so many parking tickets you will scream if you don't pay attention to where to park. Honor code is held very highly at Bryn Mawr, it may sound crazy, but one day you too will be strict about the honor code!

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I find the deans to be very nitpicky about a lot of things and so is campus safety. They take marijuana use very seriously

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Overall, the strictness level depends on the topic. The honor code is one of the most strictly upheld institutions at Bryn Mawr, since professors put so much trust into their students. Bryn Mawr is not a party community at all, but the Public Safety officers are always on top of any illegal activity, on the rare occasions it happens. Dorm visitation is up to the floor, but overall, people are generally accepting. Many like a heads up if a male is coming to avoid surprises or awkwardness.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness revolves around the honor code, everyone needs to trust everyone else.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 131st
    Best Campus Police
  • 239th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 273rd
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kaitlin Menza
Hometown
New Brunswick, NJ
Major
Sociology
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The Public Safety officers do not need to be strict. Although it does not address drinking directly, the culture of the honor code seems to dissolve the need for extensive policing on the part of Public Safety. Public Safety does not interfere with underage drinking as long as it is done safely and semi-legally, with “21 and over only” signs posted visibly at parties. Bryn Mawr has a party policy that outlines regulations for students when throwing a gathering for more than 30 people. The policy includes mandatory registration and training and outlines the expectations for the hosts, bouncers, and servers for parties serving alcohol. The party policy is a fluid document that has been updated in 2004, 2006, and 2008, with interaction between the offices of Public Safety, Student Activities, Deans, and students themselves.

Mawrters are proud of their honor code and their ability to govern themselves, so the school’s calm policies are very popular with students. Students are sensible, and when they do take advantage of these policies, things rarely get out of hand. Abiding by the honor code is a must, as it is largely responsible for the freedom that students enjoy, as is respecting any limits that Public Safety does set.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Burning your popcorn, setting off the smoke alarms
  • Downloading music
  • Leaving marks on the dorm walls when you move out
  • Losing your ID card
  • Not returning your library books
  • Parking illegally
  • Streaking through the dorms

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics     Based on 17 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 24 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 29% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 67% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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