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Macon, GA
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Cameras are needed. The campus police and the desk RA is not able to see and catch everything that goes on.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: all of the teachers would like help students to work hard.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They are pretty strict on students. It makes it hard to have a fun social life on campus. I understand that it is their job, but they could chill out a little bit.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The staff maintain a fine balance between overbearing and non existent

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Mercer's Honor Code policy is in place to prevent plagiarism and cheating as much as possible; if any student is found guilty of one of these abhorrences, they are taken to the Honor Council, which is not a good place in which to end up. Afterwards, a student is unable to graduate with Honors, and any Honor Code violation goes down in a student's permanent record.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

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

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Janelle Richardson
Seattle, Wash.
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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 65 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 74 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 46% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 50% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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