Campus Strictness

Location
Slippery Rock, PA
Undergrads
7,308
Tuition (in-state)
$12,146 ($8,748)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: If you follow the rules you will not have a problem

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: On campus alcohol is not permitted, and frowned upon. Rules are upheld on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The campus is somewhat strict, it's not all that bad.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The police and CA's are very helpful and protecting

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: How strict the police are about parking can be ridiculous. Parking is very poor on campus. The university makes me feel very safe about their visitation of the dorm policy. I know noone will be getting in that should not be.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 818th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1319th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1361st
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Liz Rekowski
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Communication
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The length of the weekly police blotter is prime evidence that students don’t get away with much on campus. Campus and downtown Slippery Rock are tag-teamed by campus police, borough police, and the occasional state trooper. Students must then walk into the residence hall, inebriated of course, and pass the Resident Assistant keeping watch over the flock. If they are cautious, students can easily get past night security with the ol’ beer-in-backpack trick to congregate and drink in dorm rooms. Usually, dorm room gatherings consist of quiet card games and movie nights—the quintessential campus party is nonexistent at SRU. Some community assistants have been known to look the other way when they see students with booze, as long as rooms don’t get rowdy. Their main concern is preventing students from spending too many nights in the emergency room.

If you want to party, go off campus. However, local cops can smell a good time from a million miles away—and it stinks to them. Be smart about where you go—avoid outrageously large house parties and have a grand escape plan if you happen to be underage. On nights like St Patrick’s Day, when wild partying is commonplace, the local cops often show the compassion and understanding that truly make them who they are by setting up random DUI checkpoints all around campus and tailing every vehicle in sight. One final note of valuable advice: Do not pee in the bushes, especially the bushes right outside of the party. The cops will catch you with your pants down every time.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Making too much noise in the dorm rooms
  • Parking illegally
  • Public rowdiness
  • Smoking
  • Sneaking into the Fluh
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 53 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 74 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 66% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 20% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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