URI students agree that no one is totally off the hook at URI. If you get caught doing something you are not supposed to be doing, regardless of class rank, you will get in trouble. Many students complain about constantly getting in trouble, but that only means that the local police are doing their jobs. Students realize that there are consequences for their actions, and some students really have to watch out. Not only do the campus police watch over URI students, the local police do as well, and it is clear to students that the police are on the lookout for any wrongful behavior.
At a school with such a large student body and an even larger party scene, officials work extra hard to keep students safe. It is their job, and students seem to understand that. Cooperation is key when it comes to run-ins with the law. But no matter how hard you beg and plead, justice will eventually be served if you do something wrong, and you will get in trouble.