Campus Strictness

Coral Gables, FL
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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The rules are fair, no one is trying to get you in trouble. If you get caught doing anything, it's literally your own fault because you weren't being smart about trying to hid it.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: UM takes pride in enforcing the policies

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I'm not really certai. How to respond on this. As long as you don't break the rules you won't get in trouble. The school is more interested in making sure students are safe than needlessly getting them into trouble,

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: If you know the rules and aren't stupid, it's not difficult to get around them if you want to. But the campus is rarely unfairly strict. The one place the school doesn't mess around is the honor code. Don't cheat. If you're caught, you're done.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Although RAs can be a nag about following policies and rules, there are ways around them.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 412nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 640th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1106th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Lauderhill, FL
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Students are quick to point out the presence of police officers on campus, especially late at night. This is a good thing as far as safety goes, but makes getting away with things a lot harder. Every floor of the residence halls has RAs who are trained to look out for drinking and other illicit activities. Some RAs are strict and will report you over anything, while others actually allow drinking as long as it doesn't get out of control. Either way, the RAs are usually pretty cool and are just trying to keep everyone safe. The campus police are strict, but they can't cover every corner of campus, so kids still get away with plenty of underage drinking, the most common infraction on campus. Students have to check in to the dorms whenever they return after 10 p.m., so if you come back totally drunk and unable to walk, you'll probably get written up for public intoxication. Normally the police won't be involved, but you'll have to meet with a counselor, and your parents will find out.

One of the more annoying areas of strictness is with the parking lot police. These guys ride around on golf carts and write tickets for anyone double parked or parked in the wrong lot, or even people who park over the white lines on the ground, even if the guy next to you was the cause of it. Some parking citations are absolutely ridiculous, but they're easy to appeal as long as you don't get too many. The most common reason for getting in trouble on campus is definitely underage drinking in the dorms. If you get noise complaints and run around the halls, even the most lenient RAs are bound to get fed up and turn you in.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being publicly intoxicated
  • Burning candles or incense in dorm rooms
  • Downloading music on the school network
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in the dorms
  • Not leaving the room during fire alarms
  • Parking illegally or without a permit
  • Playing hallway sports
  • Setting off fire alarms
  • Smoking indoors
  • Stealing food from the dining halls

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 117 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 116 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 45% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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