Campus Strictness

Providence, RI
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Very Hard
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Having you visitors over to your dorm room takes quite an effort and the process is bothersome.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There gonna be strict if your doing something that you shouldn't be doing.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The RISD public safety like to pretend they're cops

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: A for strictness. Strict as hell. What RISD says, RISD means.
If you miss studio twice, they make you drop the class - no matter what.

If an RA sees you drunk, or suspects a dorm party, they will give you strikes. You will be penalized. That's only ..IF you get caught.

Although they are not as strict in the beginning of the year. A lot of people were smoking weed around here, but no one was persecuted.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Best and Safest Campus You Can Ever Find – the social security office is right on the first floor of the campus. There are emergency bottoms all over the campus. After 12am, there are school shuttles that will pick you up no matter where you are. Seriously, this is the best campus in the country!

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  • 739th
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  • 925th
    Best Campus Police

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Helen Koh
Chicago, IL
Graphic Design/Painting
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The campus police are strict about some things and more lax about others, and it is especially dependent on which officer you run into. Usually, if a student is caught drinking or doing drugs on campus, they’re given one more shot. In severe cases, campus officers have been more concerned for the student’s well-being than in discipline. However, these cases will probably still be brought to a disciplinary board and decided accordingly. The penalty is usually being kicked out of housing, but the administration has been known to expel some students.

The school is also known for its strictness when it comes to academic dishonesty or cheating. Students risk penalties from the professor that catches them and a ruling made by the Academic Standing Committee, which, depending on the seriousness of the offense, can result in expulsion. What campus police are extremely strict about is getting everyone out of studio after the buildings close and making sure that the monitored shops are closed at the appropriate times. This is an understandably important task because a sleepy student operating a table saw is clearly not safe, and it is the school’s concern to be somewhat responsible for inhibiting tired students when operating dangerous machinery. This policy has been debated feverishly for several years. Students want 24-hour access, while the school wants to save on resources and encourage students to sleep. Until the school caves to this demand, campus police will be patrolling, yelling at kids to get out, and locking doors. Overall, students find campus strictness to be fairly lax and not something they are too concerned with.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in dry campus housing
  • Smoking weed
  • Underage drinking
  • Vandalizing property

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 17 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 21 responses

  • 5% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 10% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 48% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 38% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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