The Department of Housing and Residence Life and the Department of Public Safety are the rule enforcers for students. If you are underage, there is no drinking allowed on campus. If you are caught either in the dorms or on campus by DPS, then you have to complete community service hours and take an alcohol education class. Because of the on-campus rules, underage students seek opportunities to drink off campus. However, as long as students are in control and not clearly intoxicated, DPS will let them slide. In the on-campus residence halls, the residence hall advisers enforce the visitation hours of the opposite sex. If students are caught on the floor of the opposite sex, then they also have to complete community service hours. Generally, co-ed groups of students who want to hang out after visitation hours go to neural zones in the recreation rooms or lobbies.
Some professors enforce attendance policies, depending on the class and major. However, most professors put the attendance responsibility on the students. Organizations, majors, and scholarships are strict with their GPA requirements for students, but they give students a semester of probation to improve their grades. Overall, SLU is not unnecessarily strict with students. They are strict enough to keep students safe, but lenient enough that students are satisfied.