The University is not very demanding with rules around campus, with students driving through campus with ease. However, the campus police do not tolerate unauthorized vehicles on campus and issue fines to students that do not follow regulations. Alcohol on campus is regulated very well at UTEP, only peeking out when students have a case of orange fever and it's time to tailgate for football season. Besides this time of the school year, UTEP does not have any obscene dilemmas with controlling drug problems on campus.
UTEP does have a solid grip on attendance. Students that miss more than five days of class face a deduction of a letter grade on their final grade. Anything surpassing the average absence will result in an automatic failure, with students receiving an F in the specific course. When it comes to campus housing, visitors are only able to access the premises if they know someone living in the dormitory. The doors that allow access into the dormitory are locked by a magnet that may only be unlocked by residents. Overall, campus police are extremely helpful around campus, but they are always on the lookout for anyone coloring outside the lines.