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Campus strictness really lies in Michigan's plagiarism policy. Michigan takes academic honesty extremely seriously. Every class scans reports, papers, and essays for plagiarism. If caught plagiarizing, students will be referred to the dean and run the risk of failing the class, and in some cases, being kicked out of the University.
In terms of drinking, as long as you’re responsible, students agree that campus strictness shouldn’t be a problem. The University's Department of Public Safety (DPS) roams the dorm halls on weekends, occasionally citing students for possession of alcohol or other substances, but only if they are notably rowdy and disruptive. DPS is mainly there to ensure the safety of the students. The state of Michigan's medical amnesty policy helps create a safe atmosphere in the case of underage drinking, allowing students to call for medical attention without legal repercussions. Off-campus parties in frats are rarely broken up, and Ann Arbor officers are usually lenient. Students at Michigan can feel free to have a good time, knowing that if anything should happen, authorities value their safety above anything else.