Campus Strictness

Syracuse, NY
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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school has a strict policy for underage drinking/ drug use and for any kind of plagiarizing. I have not found fault with any of their policies since I know things have happened in the past where people were hurt and that these rules are in place to protect the students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As long as you're not doing anything extreme they won't bother you

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police at Syracuse University are somewhat strict, but it's only to provide a safe environment for the student and faculty.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It all depends on the resident advisor. Some RAs tend to be more strict than others but I never had a problem with dorms.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: If you follow the rules nothing can go wrong.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 709th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1142nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 1206th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marshal Yong
New York City
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Syracuse University has been cracking down on violations of the alcohol and drug policies on campus for a few years now. What used to be a fairly widely-regarded school for partying is now trying to change the image and focus efforts on reversing this trend. Although partying in frats and house parties are a generally safe proposition, drinking and smoking marijuana has grown increasingly risky. Students who may be making a lot of noise or inviting many different friends into the dorm can easily draw attention to themselves and subsequently be subject to a room check by resident advisors on duty at the time. If there is a continued problem with the room, Public Safety officers may be called and a date with Judicial Affairs could be imminent.

Getting written up by Public Safety is not considered getting written up by an RA, but both end up in the Judicial Affairs office. For your first alcohol violation, you'll be given a warning, then a letter will be written to your home for the second, and you'll get a one-semester suspension for the third. For drug violations, you'll first be placed on probation, then a one-semester suspension for the second. Other offenses carry different mandatory sentencing, although these rules are sometimes subject to change, and it is possible to plead your case before a group of peers. It is, however, safe to say you should avoid ever dealing with Judicial Affairs if at all possible.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in dorms
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in dorms
  • Smoking in dorms
  • Using a fake ID

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics     Based on 141 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 162 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 6% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 62% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 31% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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