This campus is not host to screaming hoards of security officers and other whistleblowers by any means. Quite frankly, you’ll get away with drinking and even more if you are halfway discreet about it. Oftentimes, security officers are too busy busting parking offenders and criminal Christmas light-stringers to be bothered with all of the underage debauchery. Everyone knows that it’s rampant, particularly on weekends, and security hardly has the numbers to make a dent in the drunkenness. If you are stupid about breaking policy, however, you will, and deserve to be, caught. Acts of vandalism and bike theft (or “borrowing,” as Middlebury students like to call it) are considered more serious offenses and are punished accordingly.
A helpful hint: if you would like to host a party, register it first, or you will run the risk of getting busted for an informal, overly boisterous booze fest. Also, if you’re one of those people incorrigibly in love with illegal substances, at least make an attempt to keep the use of them restricted to your room by closing the door. Security knows what pot smells like, too, and will not buy the “medicinal purposes” argument. It’s already been tested.