Campus Strictness

New York, NY
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$13,190 ($4,790)
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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Campus police could be very strict about letting individuals into the building. If I ever forgot my student ID I would have to go to a certain building and be signed in with my license and proof that I was a student. They did not care if it was going to make you late for class. Also, teachers were very strict on attendance and more than 2 absences would lower your overall grade by a full letter. I found this frustrating because if you were able to get 100's on every test with only attending 2 classes, then you should be rewarded not punished.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: FIT has a fairly strict campus. I am actually glad FIT is so strict in some aspects as it makes me feel very safe. My only complaint with the strictness of FIT is the overnight policy.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I am no longer enrolled into this school, but at my previous school there were just so many rules that felt it was hard to express ourselves, which was sad because it was an art school.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They are very strict about visitation and what you can and cannot have in your dorm. I go fined $100 for leaving 4 bottles of spices in a cabinet.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: For the most part they are fine, they will answer questions if you ask them. Some of them have their bad days but so does everyone.


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  • 1324th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Babson
Charlotte, NC
Fashion Merchandising Management
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New York City is an exciting place to live, but at times, it can also be a dangerous place if students aren't careful or wise about their decisions. FIT prides itself in having very tight security when it comes to buildings on campus and the residence halls. The security is so strict that students who are caught violating the rules are sometimes expelled from campus and never allowed on the property again. When entering every building on campus, a student must show his or her FIT ID. If a student has forgotten his or her ID, the lobby of the Marvin Feldman Center (C Building) has a student roster, in which the student will be given a pass for that day only.

Major issues are seen in the residence halls when it comes to the strictness of FIT's campus. These issues include visitation, drinking, and illegal substances. If students do not follow these guidelines, the Department of Residential Life has no problem putting a fine on the student's account, making him or her lose visitation privileges, as well as potentially kicking him or her out of the dorms for good. If you play by the rules, you will have a hard time finding something to get in trouble for. Although these rules seem strict to students, parents can feel at ease knowing their children are safe in a big city like New York.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating on or plagiarizing tests or projects
  • Coming into the residence halls drunk
  • Drinking alcohol in the dorms
  • Eating or drinking in class, especially in the computer classrooms
  • Having a guest stay overnight without registering them
  • Smoking on school property
  • Trying to sneak into the school buildings without first showing your ID
  • Using illegal substances, such as marijuana, in the dorm rooms
  • Using someone else's ID
Visitation Policies
Students living in the residence halls must abide to the strict guidelines of Residential Life. Day guests are considered guests checked in between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. In order to have overnight guests, you must register your guest by 4 p.m. the day of the visit; if a day guest is signed out after 12 a.m. without registering, the student will have consequences. Students are allowed to have one guest stay a maximum of two consecutive nights, unless an extended overnight is pre-approved. Overnight visitation is limited to eight nights per month.
Did You Know?
If students try to come into any residence hall while visibly intoxicated, security may force them to go to the hospital.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 74 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 90 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 11% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 57% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 30% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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