There are often misconceptions about small, religion-affiliated universities, especially one like CLU in the tiny community of Thousand Oaks. People sometimes think that schools like CLU are on-the-dot extremely strict and only wish to break up any kind of fun. This may be true for some schools, but not CLU. Though CLU is a dry (no alcohol allowed) campus, most students usually get away with drinking in their dorm rooms or at parties off campus. If students are caught with alcohol in the dorm rooms, the penalty issued usually depends on the RA (resident assistant). All RAs are students, and are understanding and lenient. Some will either pour out the alcohol or just give a warning for next time. Though alcohol is easily available if students know where to look, most students drink reasonably and rarely get too out of hand.
CLU also has a rule that the opposite sex cannot be in a student's dorm room between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Naturally, boys often stay in girls’ rooms and vice versa during these hours and rarely get caught. The policy isn’t taken seriously, and most RAs are lenient regarding this rule. Campus Public Safety works hard to maintain a safe environment for students, and officers are all friendly and easy to get along with. Many students respect CPS and other authority officials, and students often stop to talk and catch up with them. CPS primarily deals with the happenings on campus. Parties are mainly off campus, and the Thousand Oaks Police Department sometimes gets called by neighbors who want to break up the party.