Mount Union students describe their school as a pretty easygoing, laid-back campus. There are plenty of rules that can be broken, but punishments tend to be less severe than at other colleges, and truthfully, there are a lot of things you can get away with if you're smart about it. Students say that the University is most strict about visitation hours, protests, demonstrations, and noise; meanwhile, it is pretty lax about other things like parking violations. The best way to avoid problems is to know Mount Union's policies (especially those related to drinking and visitation) and be conscious of the choices you make. If you do get caught, be respectful and cooperative, and most of the time the University will go easy on you. Less serious or first-time offenses may result in a written warning, disciplinary probation, or a loss of privileges; more serious or repeated offenses could land you with fines, suspension, or expulsion.
While virtually no one lives in fear of Campus Security, the Alliance Police Department is a slightly different story. Many students have the impression that the APD is out to get them simply because they are college students. Granted, the police hand out plenty of parking tickets and bust a good number of parties each year, but students should use the same logic in dealing with them as Campus Security—know the laws, and if you're not going to follow them, at least be careful about breaking them.