Campus Strictness

Fitchburg, MA
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$14,790 ($8,710)
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness is pretty average. Depending on what you do you will be disciplined and not let off easy. Police take their jobs serious so underage drinking and drug use is not allowed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I've never had a problem with the school's strictness. They're not overly strict nor are they completely laid back.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are strict with all of the right things and that is safety.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The university pretty much respects that you are an adult. As long as you are not bothering others, you can do as you please. There are consequences for bad behavior, just like any other living environment. Don't set off the fire alarm and you are good.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The campus rules at school can be very strict depending upon if students have visitations for other students suspected of starting some problems.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 958th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1022nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 1111st
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bekka Farquharson
Natick, MA
Professional Communications
Grad Year
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Nobody wants to get you into trouble. It's all about common sense at Fitchburg State. If you shouldn't be doing something at home, chances are you shouldn't do it at college. We are all adults, and that is how we are treated on campus. Campus Police will only interfere if you are doing something that is harmful to you or those around you. If you are underage and drinking dangerously, they will take you back to headquarters. They have all the same rights that the police in your hometown have, so they can call your parents, arrest you, etc. They will come into the dorms if there is a disturbance that the RAs or BD cannot handle on their own.

For the most, part professors allow three unexcused absences before your grade starts to be affected. An excused absence must come with a note from the doctor, your family, or the hospital with the appropriate date(s). Most departments set their own attendance policies for on-campus jobs, work study, trust fund, etc. The RA staff doesn't want to get you into trouble or write you up. Seriously, it just means more work for them. However, if you are disturbing those around you, potentially doing something that could put you and/or those around you in harm's way, or doing anything else that is causing a commotion, they will come speak to you. The first offense may just be a warning, but depending on how severe the incident is, you may be written up. If this continues, higher administration will step in, and you could potentially lose housing privledges. You may sign two people into the residential halls at a time, but you are no in charge of those vistors. If they break the rules, you will get into trouble, too.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud late at night
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Plagiarizing
  • Underage drinking
  • Using drugs
  • Vandalizing
  • Violating parking regulations
Visitation Policies
You must have photo identification on you when you check into the dorms. The desk workers are there between 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. You are allowed to sign in two people at a time, and you must check in and out each time you leave the building. If you are under the age of 16, you must have parental consent via a written note at the time of sign in.
If you sign someone into your residential hall, you are responsible for them until they sign out/leave. If something happens while they are in the building or they are involved, you will also get into trouble whether you were involved or not.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 31 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 31 responses

  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 13% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 55% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 29% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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