ECU has an extensive list of violations for which students may be fined, but in general, ECU is casual, except in the cases of a few serious offenses. The Student Code of Conduct, called the Cluebook, can be found online at www.ecu.edu/studenthandbook. Of course it is full of legal jargon, but students should scan it, because ignorance and inebriation are not excuses for breaking the rules. Students used to drink underage and smoke pot without much discretion in the dorms, but with the zero-tolerance policy, in addition to legal action, students are required to leave campus housing if they are caught.
Some students used to joke about the horrors of meeting with the "mean dean" about drug law, liquor law, and honor code violations. Lately, though, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities has focused on educating students about the impact their actions could have on their academic careers and criminal records rather than concentrating on punishment of bad behavior. Parking and Transportation officers look for ticketing opportunities, but ECU Police, RAs, and counselors have better things to do, like protecting students from themselves and others. Of course, the best way to not get caught is to be quiet. If students want to get caught, they should be loud and stupid when breaking rules.