Campus Strictness

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Very Hard
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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus is not strict at all

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The Honor Code plays a large role in students' academic and social lives and creates an amazing atmosphere on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They just let you do your own thing to some extent. A lot of trust is put in the students.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They treat us as adults and everything is dandy

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not strict. All accountability falls on the student.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 272nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 411st
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kira E. Jones
Moorestown, NJ
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The generally laid-back attitude on campus is one of Haverford's strongest suits and is demonstrative of the trusting relationship we enjoy with our administration (most of the time). Haverford's security staff is very lenient. They will only break up a party if there is violence or a neighborhood complaint, and they warn students if the police are coming so that they can disperse before police arrive. This is the product of a wonderful tacit agreement with the Lower Merion and Haverford Township police departments. Security does not concern itself in the slightest with underage drinking. The school has an Alcohol Policy (which is debated and approved by the student body every year) clarifying that Pennsylvania law disallows anyone under the age of 21 from consuming alcohol, but nobody is ever cited for drinking while on campus. This common sense policy keeps alcohol consumption on campus, where security knows what's going on and can intervene if there is a problem. Whenever there is an incident of binge drinking or alcohol poisoning (relatively rare occurrences), the students involved face no penalties for reporting the incident to security and getting the necessary help.

Every once in a while, a party gets out of hand and a neighbor complains. Sometimes the police show up. When this happens, the deans send the student body a reminder about how the College's lassiez faire alcohol policy is a privilege. Usually, after that, things quiet down. The general rules here are self-control and self-respect, which have the end-goal of a safe and wise community.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Breaking the Honor Code
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking in a public place
  • Driving too fast
  • Having candles in your dorm
  • Not bringing ID card to the Dining Center
  • Parking illegally
  • Streaking
  • Vandalism

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 10 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 9 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 11% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 89% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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