The rules at Oglethorpe may sound strict at first, but once students arrive on campus, they'll realize that many of these rules go unenforced. One rule that is taken very seriously, though, is the school's Honor Code. This code is supposed to stop students from cheating on tests, plagiarizing, etc. Students are supposed to write it on all the works they hand in or risk the work not getting graded; many teachers, however, are willing to bend this rule and grade the papers regardless of whether or not they see the code.
Several students feel that the Campus Safety Team is slow on taking student requests, and that the disciplinarians are more entertaining than strict. The RAs are fairly flexible, but if a student does something seriously wrong or somehow seriously violates policy, then the RA will report it. The same is true of teachers, as well as most of the students. There isn't much reason to break the rules, though; they are fairly easy to follow and are mainly a matter of common sense and good judgement.