Campus Strictness

Bloomington, IN
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$31,483 ($10,033)
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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: certain issues are more difficult than others. drinking is serious if it is taken too fae

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus police do their job but also aren't too strict where they basically get everyone in trouble. It is surprising to me how lenient they are with visitors in the dorms though.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I feel that campus strictness is at it's appropriate standing. In past years, IU has been strict, but the school is starting to crack down more for safety reasons. The school recently stated a new alcohol policy within the fraternity houses because of a previous incident. I believe this policy will help students become more aware and make smarter decisions.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The police know when someone is in need of help

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: IU is pretty average for it's strictness. Maybe even more on the lenient side. The campus gives the students room to grow and develop.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1007th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1347th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1375th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Belsky/Chelsea Demarris
Highland Park, Ill./Unknown
Public finance/Unknown
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The IUPD doesn't want to deal with you any more than you want to deal with them, but if you ask the officers, they'll tell you stories. One officer arrested a woman for public indecency because she was urinating on the sidewalk . . . within plain view of the police station. Another officer was driving behind a vehicle that wasn't at all suspicious, until the driver, convinced he was being followed by a cop, poured the to-go cup full of vodka he was sipping from out the window. It happened to splatter on the windshield of the policeman behind him. The IUPD doesn't spend time prowling the bars, waiting for drunken people to stumble home, but if you call attention to yourself by being a moron, you're going to get nabbed. In other words, don't be stupid, and you won't get in trouble.

The student body doesn't cease to participate in any extracurricular activities because of a fear of police, RAs, or the student judicial board, but knowing that there are indeed outlets designed to protect you from your own bad decision-making can leave time for rationale to set in. The cops catch a lot of people doing illegal things, but they don't seem to put too much of a cramp in IU's party style, particularly when it comes to alcohol. A force to be reckoned with? Hardly, but police will put students in their place if they must.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Parking illegally
  • Public indecency
  • Rioting after a sporting event
  • Smoking or drinking in the dorms
  • Smoking within 30 feet of the entrance to a building
  • Speeding

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 181 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 206 responses

  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 63% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 27% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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