As a general rule, you could party all you wanted on campus and not get in trouble, so long as you kept the noise down. RAs and the police don’t walk around with their ears to the doors waiting for students to make a mistake. In fact, it’s clear that they don’t want students to feel restricted or forced to sneak around—they just want to prevent them from hurting themselves or others. If you put yourself in one of those situations, then you can expect to get busted. If not, then you may even be able to get away with just a stern, get-back-in-your-room-with-that look from an authority figure.
Campus police at Clark like to keep a low profile. They patrol the campus on foot and by car, but they have more important matters to attend to than writing up students for partying. That’s why that job is left to the RAs on campus. Off campus, however, you can expect to see your favorite police officer show up right around midnight to break up whatever party you are at. They’ve got it down to a science now—they walk quietly in the door, and the students quietly walk out the back. Don’t make eye contact or attempt to converse with them because they are still real Worcester cops, and they can arrest you. Remember, if you want to have a battle of attitudes with the Clark PD, they will always win.