The Misericordia Student Handbook has policies on everything from drug use to parking violations. Whether a student has done something minor or something incredibly wrong, that student is guaranteed to be told about it. There are consequences for every act that goes against University policy. Basically, the campus is very strict about everything from drinking to having visitors. Everyone gets in trouble for doing something at least once while attending Misericordia. When students get in trouble in the dorms, they are sent to an RD (resident director) who figures out the punishment. Most of the time, students get off easy with just a warning, but on some occasions, they may be sent to the Dean of Students.
Students know the strictness of the school, so they try to avoid trouble at all costs or try not to get caught. Underage drinking gets the most attention and results in the biggest punishment. During breaks, RAs go through dorm rooms to make sure there's no alcohol or anything related to alcohol. Leave wine glasses at home because if a student gets caught with one, he or she has to pay a fine. If there is one thing Misericordia students have learned, it's this: never get caught.