Campus Strictness

Location
San Francisco, CA
Undergrads
6,246
Tuition
$39,840
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are strict on some things and other things they don't care about.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's strict but could be stricter

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Living in the dorms is like being coddled through college. The constant need to check in, and slide your card everywhere becomes really tiring and annoying.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's lenient depending on the situation

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus isn't super strict. They are very specific about making sure all guests are checked in and out of dorms however.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1043rd
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1066th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1082nd
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jiordan Castle
Hometown
Huntington, New York
Major
English (Writing Emphasis)
Grad Year
2013
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Most USF students are divided over the strictness of the campus as a whole, especially in regards to alcohol and drug use (typically marijuana) in the dorms. Though lots of students claim to get away with certain illegal or punishable activities, those who are caught face harsh penalties, such as mandatory substance abuse meetings, counseling, or academic probation. If a student is ever caught doing drugs, Public Safety is called immediately, and the student is punished without question. Such an experience is usually embarrassing enough to warrant more discretion or better behavior in the future.

RAs (resident advisers) live on every floor in every residence hall, and they’re typically the ones to catch students behaving badly most of the time. They’re the first level of authority for on-campus students, and as such, it’s their job to note students being too loud or disruptive, having incense or candles (both of which are forbidden in the dorms), or using illegal substances. RAs often catch offenders and report them to higher authority figures for further penalties. Since RAs are also college students, they don’t always set the best examples for their fellow classmates, so most USF students learn to be discreet early on in the semester. It’s as simple as not wandering around drunk in the halls, blasting your music, or leaving your candles and incense out burning during regular room checks.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Having candles and incense in your dorm
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking marijuana in the dorms
  • Smoking right outside of school buildings
  • Texting in class
  • Underage drinking
Visitation Policies
Most residence halls geared toward underclassmen require visitors to sign in at all times, whether they're daytime or overnight guests. Upperclassman residence halls like Loyola Village don't require guests to sign in, but residents must be there to let their guests in for safety purposes.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 89 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 101 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 9% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 56% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 35% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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