Campus Strictness

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Drugs would have to be the only thing that UPD takes seriously. If you are caught with drugs, theres no second chances, you go to the detention center and receive a strike. If a minor is caught in possession with alcohol, it is really just a role of the dice. Very rarely will they pop you for it, the majority of them will just make you pour it out, or take it away from wherever you are. As far as dorm strictness is concerned, it really depends on the RA's or CA's on that floor, some have a no tolerance policy for it, and some will look the other way. All of my CA's have always been cool and have looked the other way or have just told me to hide whatever I have. They are students too and understand you. Unless you get a CA who is straight edge, then you're SOL

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I believe that by restricting alcohol and drug abuse it increases student's drive to succeed academically.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I think the most strict thing on campus is the parking in my opinion. It just seems like everyone gets tickets around campus, because parking has become limited.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you somewhat follow the rules, you can get away with a lot.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Pretty strict, but awesome environment

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 830th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 923rd
    Best Campus Police
  • 1357th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janna Jones
Booneville, Miss.
Print Journalism
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The strictness on campus depends on what you’re doing and when you’re doing it. If it’s a football weekend and you’re walking around the Grove, don’t be naïve and think that all of those beautiful women you see are happy just because they’re watching football. It’s because they have a little something extra in those red Solo cups they’re holding. The alcohol policy is really confusing, and it seems as if even the campus police don’t understand it. Don’t be surprised if you end up breaking the rules without meaning to do so. The typical rule of thumb on game days and at parties is this: if it’s in a cup, it’s fine. Drugs are a whole different story. The University Police Department, the University itself, and the Oxford Police Department all take drugs and drug-related paraphernalia very seriously. There are stiff fines that accompany these policies, as well as possible jail time or expulsion from the University.

Another thing that you don’t mess around with in Oxford is drinking and driving. Over the past few years, there have been several alcohol-related accidents. The University and the city both created an alcohol task force to figure out how to handle drinking and driving. They’ve tried to help students understand that if they do go out and get drunk without having a designated driver, then there are still other options. Take Rebel Ride or call a cab so you don’t risk an accident. It’s safe to say that strictness waivers between a fairly lenient drinking policy (when no driving is involved) and strict visitation and dorm rules.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Burning candles or incense in dorm rooms
  • DUI
  • Having alcohol in your dorm room
  • Having guest of the opposite sex in your dorm past visiting hours
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Parking in a restricted area
  • Public intoxication
  • Violating the alcohol policy, especailly fraternities and sororities

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 75 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 76 responses

  • 5% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 45% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 43% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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