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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus is strict with underage drinking. However, they have a policy called "Medical Amnesty" which basically gives you a second chance not to mess up. Drug use is Very strict at Denison as well, but there are not "second chances" for it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Security officers do not intervene unless one is blatantly intoxicated

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Denison University is not a very strict school. You will get in trouble if you are caught with drugs or open containers of alcohol if you are underage, but for the most part, the university is pretty easy going about everything else.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is generally very fair. However, parties now need to be registered and over by 1 am. Students who are responsible and respectful do not have issues with campus security.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Denison allows students plenty of autonomy while establishing definite boundaries for behavior. There is a policy of Medical Amnesty, where if a student needs help because of excessive alcohol consumption, there will be no significant disciplinary action from the school. This policy promotes safety among students. In academics, academic dishonesty is strictly forbidden and cracked down upon.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 540th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 615th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1315th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eleni Karahalios
Chicago, Illinois
Economics, English Writing and Psychology
Grad Year
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Campus is fairly strict, but only on certain activities. Alcohol and marijuana use are the things for which students get the most citations. However, this doesn't mean you can't drink or smoke. You won't get a citation unless you're doing something stupid or dangerous. Security is not out merely to bust students—they are honestly concerned for student safety. Also, you need to keep in mind what time of the year it is. Obviously, doing these things during exam time is extremely risky because of the 24-hour quiet policy, so you and your friends would have to be extremely quiet—it would be wiser just to wait until after exams to go out. The quiet hours are extremely strict and so is the open container law. You cannot just walk around with a red Solo cup or you will get in trouble. If you close your door and keep things relatively quiet, you and your friends can enjoy a drink at just about any time. But just because the campus respects that most Denison students are responsible enough to handle their own liquor consumption doesn't mean that you should test University limits. There are also rules against binge drinking, so no kegs are allowed and neither is beer pong. Students still play drinking games, but if you get caught by security you can get in huge trouble. Also, Denison takes plagiarism very seriously. If you get caught cheating or copying a paper, you could get on academic probation and even fail out of Denison.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being noisy
  • Doing drugs
  • Drinking
  • Lighting things on fire
  • Parking in the wrong place
  • Speeding
  • Stealing
Visitation Policies
Guests can only stay for two nights within a seven-day period.
Did You Know?
You could get in trouble if you sleep through a fire drill, so make sure you do not try hiding under your bed!

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 41 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 40 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 10% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 70% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 18% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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