Campus Strictness

Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,589
Tuition
$41,438
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The administration is very very lenient

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: campus security is great. They are nice and helpful

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: If You Want to, You Can Get Away With It – Compared to other schools I have heard of, Pomona is NOT strict. Yes, there are occasionally hardcore RAs who will bust you, but the punishments are not that severe. Just be smart and not belligerent. In terms of campus safety, they are SO helpful. You can ask them to give you a ride back to your dorm late at night and they always arrive promptly and are super friendly.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I really have no experience, even second-hand, but I'm sure our policies are fair and justly enforced. Especially since we're one of like, a very small number of schools in the nation that has a ruling committee that contains mostly students. On the other hand, the smoking and drinking policy is way too lax for my taste. Supposedly, no smoking is allowed on campus, but after parties such as Pub or Table Manners, no one even tries to enforce it, and my asthmatic lungs are very disappointed at the administration's lack of enforcement.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Focus is on Safety – Campus security and the RAs won't try to bust you unless you're making a ton of noise. They just want you to be safe and not flout the rules so obviously they can't ignore it. Whatever you do in private is basically ok. Thanks to this policy, we have very few incidents, and everyone handles themselves as adults to a greater degree than other campuses. I mean, they give out beer to over 21s, and they don't card at harvey mudd or cmc. It's the sweet life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 172nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 692nd
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

A favorite word for Campus Security's level of strictness is "lax," which pretty much speaks for itself. Campus Security officers are more concerned with safety than with being policemen. They aren't out to ruin people's fun. There are always rumors of certain officers partying with students, but most of them play it pretty safe. One thing Pomona tries to be harsh on is vandalism, which has become an increasing problem in the last few years. So while a Campus Security officer might very well turn a blind eye to your not-so-incognito brown-bagged forty, he or she is not likely to turn the same blind eye to your attempts to break a dorm window with your head.

The most common cause for parties getting shut down at Pomona is a noise complaint. Generally, if there is a lot of noise being made anytime after quiet hours, some spoilsport (or maybe a perfectly nice person who just happens to have two or three finals to study for) will complain. The RAs (resident advisers) will respond first. They are students who are granted a certain amount of disciplinary authority by the College, but mostly they just let people into their rooms when people forget their keys and go to parties and tell people to be quiet or else "I'm going to call Campus Safety!" There is a pretty even mix between laid-back and uptight RAs, and if you end up with a few of the former in your dorm, you're home free (unless of course you're one of those aforementioned people who place a high priority on sleeping and studying). Pomona's administration is generally very fair, as well, and prefers everything to be handled on campus as opposed to by the police. You won't get hassled as long as you apply a modicum of common sense and courtesy.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Breaking stuff
  • Climbing trees
  • Stealing a golf cart
Visitation Policies
Students are allowed to have guests, but they are responsible for their guests' actions. Penalties may be assessed on the hosts for violations committed by their guests.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 18 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 22 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 36% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 64% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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