Campus Strictness

Nashville, TN
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$18,954 ($6,426)
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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: There should always be a mutual balance between strictness and tolerance on a campus. TSU has found the perfect balance. Administration allows students to have fun and experience life, all while keeping everyone safe and conducting a positive learning environment.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It isn't really strict until a person is caught under the influence. Which isn't common.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is not stict at all.

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2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It seems like it's too strict for its own good, but I have realized it is an HBCU thing as far as visitation rules go.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 307th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1276th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1319th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Tuskegee, AL
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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There is one thing at TSU every student will see at TSU, and that is the TSUPD and the NPD. They patrol the area all day and night long looking around for someone breaking the rules, and if you are innocent, it can be somewhat annoying. The students do not necessarily feel safer; they feel more like they are being watched, just in case. The TSUPD doesn't seem to be overly strict, though, just cautious and focused on preventing certain crimes from occurring. The dispositions of TSUPD and NPD officers range from friendly to "pull you over in a second if you look at me funny." The TSUPD is really strict on drugs and parking violations. They will search your room or car if they are suspicious of any unlawful activity, and they will tow your car if you park illegally. If you are busted for underage drinking or drugs, you may be expelled, so the best advice is to be very careful. TSUPD is known for merely patrolling the area and isn't as overbearing as the NPD, which is somewhat of a relief to students. However, the NPD is everywhere! There is a branch of the NPD and traffic court not two miles down the road, so you will always see a metro officer in the area. Nashville police are notorious for pulling people over because of their profile, the car they drive, the music they are listening to, or how many people they have in the car. This can be a burden and is a complaint with not just students but residents all over the area. Both departments are pretty understanding that this is a university, however, and if you use your common sense, you will not have a problem with the police.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
Parking illegally

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 61 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 72 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 57% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 29% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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