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Orange, CA
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Chapman isn't a very strict campus. Depending on your RA or the Public Safety officer you're dealing with, the experience could be different, but overall it's not overly strict.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I think our policies are appropriate. They are not too harsh, and not too lenient.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I can't say I know much about this subject. I don't drink, so the only topic I know the school is fairly strict on is attendance. Most classes require mandatory attendance and every class emphasizes the honor code. As for protests/demonstrations, I have yet to see one on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you're relatively quiet and don't smoke weed in your dorm, you're fine.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Most parties get rolled but Chapman is wet campus so not that strict with alcohol


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 791st
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1228th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1358th
    Best Campus Police

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Emily Esposito
Seattle, Wash.
Public Relations/Advertising & French Language
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More students get tickets for not using a U-lock for their bikes than citations for underage drinking, even though a majority of freshmen party and drink in their dorms. However, Chapman is strict when there are noise complaints, on and off campus. In the dorms, quiet hours start at 10 p.m., but unfortunately, the majority of students continue to play loud music in their dorm or study rooms, disrupting people who are sleeping. Students can also get in trouble for being too loud before quiet hours start. The RAs will give rowdy students a warning the first couple times, then will refer them to the Student Conduct Board if the problem persists. Off campus, Public Safety and the Orange Police usually break up house parties around 11 p.m., mainly because many Orange residents are senior citizens who have a low tolerance for noise and call the police about it. So, since it is expected that parties will end before midnight, students sometimes start partying as early as 7 p.m.

Chapman is a dry campus and no alcohol is allowed, even for students 21 and older, but students can get away with it if they are quiet. If they do get caught drinking because they’re making too much noise, they will receive two citations: one for noise and one for alcohol. Overall, Chapman is a very lenient school, and students can get away with most anything if they are quiet about it. The most common citation students receive is in regards to the way their bikes are locked, so make sure to purchase a U-lock before coming to Chapman.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being loud
  • Drinking on campus
  • Locking your bicycle to an inappropriate spot (basically anywhere but a bike rack)
  • Parking in a lot without the correct permit
  • Vandalizing school property
Visitation Policies
Visitation policies are very lenient at Chapman. Residence Life only asks that roommates ask each other permission before inviting a guest.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 96 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 112 responses

  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 52% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 31% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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