Campus Strictness

Tacoma, WA
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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: School is pretty strict about most things. Administration handles disciplinary matters horrible. No chance of verbal warnings or second chances.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Disciplinary policies are keyed towards helping the students as opposed to punishing them

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: My entire floor got written up at the very beginning of the year when I was out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The RA's can be strict, but for the most part no one seems to care what you do as long as you don't harm yourself or others.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus has rules that people generally follow. It's never gotten out of hand.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 2nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1004th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1177th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juliette Witous
Sonoma, CA
Grad Year
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Students may break the rules, but they do not get caught often unless its their freshman year and they live in a dorm. In that case, if the RA is at all savvy, they may write up the student(s). If this happens, the student(s) must appear in front of the Honor Court, which is made up of students from ASUPS (student government) who colloborate to figure out a solution to the particular situation. This may be changing dorms, writing an apology letter, expulsion (depending on the severity), or a number of other consequences. After freshman year, students can get away with pretty much anything as long as it doesn't directly affect the school.

If you live far enough away, security won't bother you, but then you have the police to deal with in regard to noise complaints. Depending on the neighbors, it's relatively easy to have people over, as most houses close to campus are rented by students. University of Puget Sound is not lenient, however, on plagiarism and will suspend or expell students depending on the situation. All of the school policies are contained in a book called The Logger, which is distributed to students every year. The University has an extensive Integrity Code outlining all of its expectations of students and describes sanctions like probation, eviction, and expulsion for code violations.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Making holes in the walls of your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Plagiarizing
  • Stealing
  • Streaking
  • Trespassing on construction sites
  • Underage drinking
  • Using drugs
  • Violating noise regulations

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 37 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 41 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 68% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 24% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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