Campus Strictness

Denver, CO
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus police ("campo") from what I could tell were pretty dang strict. They seemed to crash every party that ever was. They were just doing their job, though, and they were doing it well, so I guess there's nothing to really be mad about.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: People should know they are on campus to learn and I feel that the level of strictness that is present on campus is reasonable.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Ethic codes are extremely important here

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They are fair about most things here. You would have to be dumb to get in trouble or get caught

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Honestly, I see the police constantly patrolling the campus often and are always there where things get out of hand. But, usually they stay out of your way.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 448th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1164th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1298th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anne Reiman
Winnetka, IL
English (Creative Writing)/Communications
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The DU "police" are not to be feared. Usually, offenses don't end up tarnishing your school record or emptying your wallet. You might get a few slaps on the hand, unless the offense is something more serious, such as driving drunk or selling drugs on campus. RAs do their best to keep things quiet and relatively under control in the dorms, and as long as you don't blare your music too loud or get sloshed in your room, most likely you won't incur any serious run-ins.

Probably the biggest no-no on DU's campus is drinking in the dorms, considering DU markets itself as a dry campus. In their job description, RAs are required to inform the administration of any and all names of students caught drinking or doing drugs in the dorms, so be careful. Although you probably won't get suspended or expelled on the first account, mounting charges could equate to more serious penalties.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being drunk on campus
  • Being too loud in the dorms late at night
  • Drinking in the dorms
  • Parking illegally or without a parking permit
  • Smoking in the dorms (cigarettes or marijuana)

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 87 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 103 responses

  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 13% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 53% 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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