Campus Strictness

Location
Pomona, CA
Undergrads
17,837
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I don't know about drugs, alcohol, violence, noise, or anything much going on on campus so I wouldn't know if or how they deal with any of it. The only real run in with those guys is when I get a parking ticket.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's strict, but easy to deceive

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: I have heard stories of people being pulled over or questioned just because they are out late, but I have never experienced anything negative in regards to the campus police or anything else. I know for a fact that if any sort of alcohol or illegal substance or any related paraphernalia is found in the dorms than that person is getting evicted without question. So with regards to strictness about alcohol or illegal substances they are very strict.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The RA's treat you fairly, and the school is very clear about what is and what is not allowed, so if you get in trouble it's your own fault.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictness level is not too bad but am not exactly the best judge, as I live off-campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 946th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1120th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1288th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kyleena Harper
Hometown
Sierra Madre, CA
Major
English
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Cal Poly’s level of strictness varies depending on the subject. When it comes to the dorms, the RAs are not very strict. As long as you generally keep the noise down and hide your drinking and partying, they will leave you alone. A student is rarely caught drinking in the dorms, unless they are being really obvious about it. The only thing the RAs are really strict about is if they catch you using drugs—because of CPP’s no-tolerance policy.

When it comes to the University Police and Parking Services, they are focused on one thing and one thing only: giving out as many tickets as possible—at least that’s what most students feel like. Make sure to abide by the parking rules. Campus parking police have a quota they need to meet each month, so they will give out a ticket for the tiniest infraction. The two biggest no-nos on campus: abusing the ducks on campus, or picking flowers from the Japanese Garden. True, some of the ducks are very bold and will fly at your face or try to steal your lunch, but if you retaliate in any way, you WILL get fined! CPP is also very proud of their beautiful garden area, and they get pretty pissed off if they catch someone snipping flowers that’s not the gardener. The fine for taking a single flower is $500!

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating
  • Drinking underage
  • Hurting the ducks or any other animal on campus.
  • Parking illegally
  • Picking flowers in the gardens-$500 fine
  • Plagiarizing
  • Skateboarding
  • Speeding
  • Vandalizing school property
  • Violating quiet hours in the dorms or suites
Visitation Policies
Students are allowed to have a guest spend up to two nights in a row with them.
Did You Know?
  • The fine for picking a flower from the Japanese Garden is $500.
  • There was a White Duck and a Black Duck at CPP. The Black Duck was known as the "nice" duck, and the White Duck was known to terrorize students! Recently, the White Duck was hit by a car sadly.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 126 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 149 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 56% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 38% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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