If you go on the roof of the Happy Valley Dorm, you'll be fined more than $150. But if you use marijuana, cocaine, or drink alcohol underage, Marlboro will fine you a whopping $5! Marlboro is not very strict about many issues. The College trusts students to follow rules for their own safety, and, for the most part, that works out well. People make pretty good choices on their own regarding drugs and alcohol. Additionally, students work well with the administration.
There is constant dialogue about everything at Marlboro. From vandalism to parties that get out of control, the "higher-ups" and students are always talking. Most of the time, excellent compromises and solutions come out of these open forums. These discussions are usually scheduled outside of Town Meeting but have a similar quality in the way certain issues are debated. Whether you're a freshman, custodian, or the president, everyone seems to have a voice.