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New Orleans, LA
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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Honestly, if you're smart you'll be fine. Next year they are making campus "smoke free" so I'm not sure how that will be.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: You can get away with a lot as long as you aren't dumb.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you don't bother anyone then you literally will never get in trouble. Once in a while there's undercover cops at the bars but just don't be stupid and you'll be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They not at all strict

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There is a balance you want in college; freedom, but also to feel safe on campus and in your dorm. Tulane has this balance down.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 678th
    Best Campus Police
  • 722nd
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 758th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Toppenberg
Knoxville, TN
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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Not a day goes by that you don’t see a TUPD officer on a bike, walking around campus, or manning the front desk of your dorm. It’s strange to think that the police are so highly visible and yet relatively lax, but this is definitely the case at Tulane. Cops simply shake their heads when they see drunk and disorderly students and do little to punish such behavior. The social life at Tulane is very dependent on alcohol, so they are used to seeing this kind of behavior year after year. New Orleans in general is very laid back when it comes to underage drinking. Drugs are a different issue, however, with both the campus and the city. If students are caught possessing or dealing drugs, NOPD is called in and the consequences are serious. The minimum penalty for possession involves a referral to health services, community service work, and parental notification; you can even get expelled and arrested for possessing certain substances.

On the whole, TUPD is more concerned with the safety of Tulane students than with busting them. This attitude allows many students to have “favorite” TUPD officers and get to know them on a first-name basis. The relationship between TUPD and Tulane students truly is unique, especially in comparison to other universities.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking alcohol in your room
  • Drunken and disorderly behaviors
  • Having a hookah in your room
  • Lighting candles/incense in your room
  • Marijuana possession
  • Noise violations
  • Not having your ID to swipe into your dorm after 8 p.m.
  • Parking violations
  • Smoking (tobacco or marijuana) on dorm balconies

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 54 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 63 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 2% 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.
  • 41% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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