Campus Strictness

Location
Macon, GA
Undergrads
3,677
Tuition
$32,466
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Student

Campus Strictness: Everyone says it is great.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They are strict on on-campus drinking, but fair.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: campus strictness at my school is fair

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Social life is what you make it. Dorm restrictions are strict though, especially during finals week.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I love the fact that Mercer is strict about certain things like drinking and the honor code. It makes me feel really safe.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 58th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 289th
    Best Campus Police
  • 366th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janelle Richardson
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
English
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Rules regarding drug use and underage drinking are heavily enforced by Mercer Police and RAs. Freshmen seem to be under stricter surveillance than upperclassmen, but this may be due to the fact that they are underage and tend to be noisier and less cautious than older students. Drug penalties are harsher than alcohol violations, but drug use on campus is minimal. Thwarting alcohol possession and consumption is usually the focus of Residence Life, and there are firm consequences for getting caught with alcohol on campus or in dorm rooms. Partying on campus does happen, but most people recognize that it is not a smart idea. Random room checks are also sporadically done throughout the year, and anything found that does not belong in dorm rooms (such as alcohol, drugs, candles, or animals) will be confiscated. Health violations will also be noted.

There are rules regarding opposite-sex visitation in residence halls. Though opposite-sex visitors are not allowed after-hours, this rule only seems to be heavily enforced in the freshman dorms. Overnight guests are only supposed to be of the same sex, but students rarely abide by this rule. Residence halls for older students are more private and quiet, so as a result, it is easier for residents to escape visitation restrictions unnoticed. However, regular quiet hours (10 p.m. to 10 a.m.) and 24-hour quiet hours during exams week are strictly enforced in all residence halls. Further information involving rules and policies can be found in the Housing Handbook, which is given to all students upon their room check-in.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud during quiet hours
  • Drinking
  • Having alcohol or drug paraphernalia in your dorm room
  • Having opposite-sex visitors after-hours
  • Parking in prohibited areas
Visitation Policies
Mercer's visitation policies are pretty straightforward: no overnight guests of the opposite sex and no opposite-sex visitors in dorm rooms after 10 p.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. However, because so many people regularly violate these restrictions, the visitation policies do not really affect campus life much at all.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 53 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 63 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 40% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 56% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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