Every campus has strict rules and regulations to follow, but U of O's campus is pretty lenient, as long as a student is not consistently breaking University policy. The University of the Ozarks has a student handbook called “The Talon.” The strictest rules on campus are about illegal substances in students’ dorm rooms, visitation hours with the opposite sex in coed dorms, cheating, refusing to attend mandatory hall meetings, incorrect dorm check-out procedures, and improper use of email. All RAs are supposed to report and write up all students who break the school’s policy.
For the most part, there are not a lot of problems on campus, unless it is a major violation. As long as a student does not publicly disobey the rules, the RA will never know the student committed the action. Basically, the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” unspoken rule is a big part of how students handle not getting in trouble with the authorities on campus. The RAs are very good at maintaining a safe, clean environment for their fellow students. Though they do their job, the RAs are also very lax about some of their duties. When students have issues that involve the administration’s help in sorting them out, the administration does its best to ensure the students’ needs are met first and in an effective manner.