Sam Houston is not as strict as it could be. Because the town of Huntsville is surrounded by prisons and jails, police are present and often show face. The two things students get in trouble for are drinking underage and parking in a place they are not authorized to park. Parking illegally has always been an issue because there are limited parking spaces.
As long as you respect others, others will respect you. SHSU believes in student feedback, so there are plenty of ways to get in contact with authorities if any problem arises. SHSU keeps the lines of communication open with its students, so as long as a person continues to better themselves and shape into a productive citizen, all remains well.