Campus Strictness

Lakeland, FL
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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I have always felt safe on campus and enjoy living around my friends. JR and Spivey were the best dorms.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It isn't too bad. We're considered a dry campus and administration likes to uphold that.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Classes are small so teachers know when you miss class. Alcohol is not allowed and the school comes down hard on drug use.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: You can basically do whatever you want as long as your not stupid about it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If there is a problem on campus, it is taken care of quickly.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 211st
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 735th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1144th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Ferguson
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Campus strictness decreases throughout the year. In the beginning of the fall semester, the staff and RAs make sure students know all of the rules and follow them diligently. The opposite gender has to check in with an RA. Basically, the RAs want to make sure that students understand what they can and cannot do. As the year progresses, strictness goes down. Rules are still enforced, but by this time, students know the rules, so it is somewhat based on an honor system. The strictness of RAs depends on the RA. Some are extremely strict and will follow all the rules. Others are more lenient, but will not let anything get out of control.

Alcohol is prohibited on campus, but students still drink. The only way students get caught for drinking is if they run into security or they get too rowdy. There are not too many room checks. Going to class is completely the student's choice. However, because class sizes are so small, professors know if you are not in class. Some professors are very strict about not showing up to class and will drop a student if a certain number of classes are missed. Other professors are more lenient about attendance; however, they do not show any sympathy if absences affect grades. The police are rarely present on campus. Campus safety controls all of the security. They ride around on golf carts to monitor the campus and give rides to people to and from buildings. There are many security officers on campus, so they are most likely willing to help out. However, if calling the office to ask for a ride, be prepared to wait for a while because the security officer has to stop his or her rounds to come get you.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud
  • Doing drugs
  • Drinking
  • Having the opposite gender in a dorm room (outside of the allotted time period)
  • Parking illegally
Visitation Policies
Only people of the same gender are allowed to spend the night in a room. The guest must be 17 years old and cannot stay more than three consecutive nights. Otherwise, the opposite gender must leave by 1 a.m. These rules are not liked by most students. However, the rules make getting ready in the morning easier, without the worry of running into the opposite gender.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 50 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 62 responses

  • 5% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 3% 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.
  • 37% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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