Overall, the atmosphere is very lenient, and students do not have to constantly worry about doing something wrong. Faculty and staff understand that students are there to learn, so they want students to make small mistakes so they can fix them in the future. Alcohol consumption is not permitted on campus, and the administration is most strict about underage drinking and drug use. In terms of academic strictness, even though it is up to the student to attend class, most professors enforce attendance and usually allow one absence that will not count against the student’s grade. If an emergency occurs, professors are usually more lenient if the student talks to them; they want students to seek help if need be so they can be flexible if a student is having trouble or if an emergency occurs. Mostly, professors just want students to hand in their work on time and not make excuses.
The administration is strict on dorm visitation more so with overnight visitors than day visitors because of the need to keep everyone safe. Students need to sign overnight visitors in so Public Safety knows who is in the building in case anything were to ever happen. If they do not sign their guest in, then they could be written up or receive a warning. Police and RAs are fairly tolerant, but they can be strict when it comes to dorm room regulations, so students should respect and follow all of the rules.