Campus Strictness

Fort Myers, FL
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Like most schools there are strict policies about the topics discussed above.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I live off-campus so I am not as familiar with administration policies but I have never had a negative experience myself.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Everyone is an adult & FGCU treats us like adults

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Everything is fair game. Just do what you're supposed to do and you won't get in trouble.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Generally the strictness is lenient except on very serious matters such as alcohol and drugs.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 276th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 671st
    Best Campus Police
  • 1280th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Victoria Rice
Clearwater, FL
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Students are divided on school policies. Some students believe that the policies are easy to follow and affect the academic and social life of the school in a positive manner. Other students have a different opinion, believing that the enforcement of policies is becoming worse. Some students might walk into a hallway and smell pot (something RAs are supposed to strictly monitor) or see people smoking joints. In terms of smoking cigarettes, there is supposed to be a strict fine for not using designated smoking areas, even though most people who smoke in nondesignated areas don't get in trouble. Be warned, though: you may get stuck behind a smoker walking down the halls and have to breathe it. 

Drinking is another issue. FGCU sometimes has a "they're gonna drink anyway" attitude. Parties are occasionally busted. Overall, the policies at FGCU are just like any other school. Whether these rules get enforced is up to the school, though.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being loud or rowdy in the dorms
  • Drinking
  • Parking without a permit
  • Smoking cigarettes in nondesignated areas
  • Smoking pot
  • Speeding
Visitation Policies
North Lake and SoVi residents are allowed to have guests Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. For West Lake residents, they have open visitation. Guests can only stay at North Lake and SoVi for no more than six nights in a semester, with no more than four overnight guests at one time.
Did You Know?
Quiet/courtesy hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 p.m.-10 a.m. and Friday-Saturday 12 a.m.-12 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 108 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 124 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 45% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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