Campus Strictness

Athens, GA
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$28,052 ($9,842)
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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There is a policy against underage drinking, but it is not enforced really at all unless there are students causing trouble.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There is a healthy balance between safety and freedom.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: uga tried to make a safe campus, but you can see lots of drunk people at night in north campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It is quite easy going, but some police forces are always beside of us.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Like a regular campus should be, I guess

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 70th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 916th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1236th
    Most Lenient Parking

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Christopher Joshua Benton
Norfolk, VA
English/Magzine Print Journalism/New Media
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Ever since a very tragic overdose incident a few years back, UGA and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department has drastically changed their policy on underage drinking. To the point, the ACC police are predatory and will not skip a beat in arresting you if you are underage and drunk.

During freshman orientation, you will be frequently reminded of the punishment for underage drinking. No matter what, if you are caught with two alcohol offenses while under 21, UGA will suspend you from school for the fall and spring semesters. Nearly everyone who is arrested for underage drinking goes through this systematic thing called “Pre-Trial Intervention.” You do 20 hours of community service, pay $500, go on probation for six months, and complete 8-10 hours of a drug and alcohol program. The student newspaper recently conducted an investigative report concluding that, of all the public universities in the South, UGA had the strictest policy on alcohol. Naturally, if you get caught with a fake ID, as it is in every state, it is a felony offense, so be careful. Please. We want you to graduate in at least five years!

Everything’s not all doom and gloom, though, as most UGA deans are. Also, if cops bust a party, most of the time, at worst, they’ll issue a noise violation, and the party usually continues afterwards. Police and University officials are pretty lax on all offenses on game days, too.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Driving on Sanford Drive during weekdays
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking pot in the dorms
  • Trying to smuggle alcohol into football games
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 196 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 207 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 61% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 34% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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