Campus strictness at Claremont McKenna really just doesn’t exist. The basic rule is "don’t be an idiot." While there are technically policies that one would expect to see at a college, CMC really doesn’t enforce their rules. Parties are a free-for-all, where students of all ages indulge in beverages and the occasional smoke.
Recently there have been some scary incidents involving hospital runs, and e-mails from our alcohol task force have increased, but we have yet to see any real changes on campus. Resident advisors are there to help anyone that gets out of control, but they never stop people from having a good time. Campus security is around to make sure parties don’t get too rowdy, but I’ve never seen them take action.
The academic policies on the other hand are very strict. Plagiarism is taken very seriously, and if there is even a hint of plagiarizing, students are sent to the judicial review board. The same goes for cheating on exams or homework. Students who violate the academic integrity policy are either put on academic probation or suspension. The other instance in which campus strictness is a factor is bias-related incidences. If there is any sort of writing (joke or not) discriminating against a minority group, expect to get in trouble.