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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Simmons College is a very progressive place. However, we are still expected to follow the rules.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As previously stated, Simmons has recently changed some of its drug-and drinking policies. You may find more information in the Simmons handbook under "Conduct".

Simmons is very open, fostering a space where students may voice their concern issues within the college, on a state or nationwide scale or internationally. Exhibitions of promoting equality for mental health and eating disorder awareness, students for justice in Palestine to the It Gets Better project, there is sure to be an activity or organization for students to get involved in.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're not very strict about the little things. Honor code is huge though, and they're strict on drugs and alcohol.

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3 College Student

Campus Strictness: The campus is quite strict with drugs and underage drinking. The rules on visitation are not very strict.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you don't get caught, you're fine.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 27th
    Best Campus Police
  • 139th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 610th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Krista Evans
Florence, AL
Political Science/International Relations
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Students are smart about their behavior on campus, and the balance between responsibility and behavior is reflected in the tone of campus strictness. You are more likely to get a request from a neighbor to turn down your speakers than be monitored for drugs or alcohol use. Unless your behavior is stupid enough to result in calling attention to yourself, there is no need to be paranoid. Quiet hours deter most drunken students from screaming through the quad, though not all of them. Parties on campus are never large enough to call attention—only so many people can squeeze into a dorm room the size of a closet. The security guards patrol for unwanted visitors and parking violators, but they aren’t looking to find students to punish.

It is hard to find an incident that calls for more than a visit to the Honor Board or Judicial Board. Students are responsible for their behavior, and security is geared more toward student safety and protection than the monitoring of their behavior. Alcohol and drug violations are addressed by the Residence Campus Judicial Board, and academic violations are addressed by the Honor Board. You are more likely to be caught with a hotplate, wall hangings, or other fire hazards than to be reprimanded or caught for illegal behavior. So don’t try to sneak into Bartol or walk off with a plate, and if you have a candle, beware! Academic violations are taken very seriously—cheating and plagiarism are prosecuted. Students must sign Honor Code contracts at the beginning of their time at Simmons.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud in your dorm room after 11 p.m.
  • Burning candles and incense in your dorm room
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking underage
  • Smoking too close to the dorm doorways

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 32 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 33 responses

  • 79% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 18% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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