Campus Strictness

Kirksville, MO
Tuition (in-state)
$12,968 ($7,096)
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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The school has a set of rules that are reasonable and respected. This makes it easy for everyone to follow and a lot easier to enforce. When students break the rules they will face some sort of consciences depending on their actions.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Truman is strict if it catches you doing something that is against policy. However, people do not go out of their way to find people breaking the rules.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: have to write something in here

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strictest on dorm drinking. some SA's are out to get you.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They uphold the law- aka no underage drinking, no drugs. However, they're not all up in your business. As long as you're not flaunting your drunkenness, you should be fine.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 514th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 786th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 941st
    Best Campus Police

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Jessica Gasch
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At Truman, it's pretty much a matter of getting caught. If you are smart enough not to pass out on the sidewalk or throw empty beer cans into the dorm hallways, then you won't get a citation. There are always horror stories about police doing random searches of campus residences, but that seems to be a Truman urban legend. However, DPS officers definitely search rooms over Christmas break, and even a poster containing drug- or alcohol-related content can get you cited, so be sure to take it home. Punishments often include monetary reimbursement, community service, and letters of apology to your parents and school officials. Also be warned that a new Missouri law enables officers to haul you in for a minor in possession charge simply if you look wasted—no Smirnoff necessary.

Don't try to park without the proper decal in the correct corner of your back window, or you will get a pretty hefty fine. Since there's not much crime in sleepy Kirksville, officers always do their scheduled parking lot rounds. Anything more than five minutes or so in an incorrect parking spot or with an improper decal is sure to result in a $10 bill, which seems to be the standard ticket issued by officers.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted material
  • Drinking on campus
  • Letting another student use your ID card
  • Parking illegally
  • Plagiarism
  • Running stop signs or not slowing at crosswalks
  • Smoking marijuana on campus
Visitation Policies
Guests must be approved by roommates, and during designated hours, must be escorted by the resident of that hall community. They also must be registered with the night monitor desk.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 50 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 46 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 2% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 63% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 35% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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