Campus Strictness

Salt Lake City, UT
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$22,642 ($7,139)
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Depending on the situation, school policies can have some affect on students' academic and/or social lives. Athletes are held to higher standards than a typical student, with NCAA ruling. Most students can get away with a lot of different aspects.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus parking is extremely strict which is ridiculous because they only have limited parking

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Mostly, academic strictness is enforced by the instructors themselves. Strictness during social events is relegated mostly during sporting events and Crimson Nights, and in the dorms, the resident advisers are responsible for administering justice. However, because most of the residents are friends with the RAs, they usually get let off easy when they break the rules.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Some of the RA's are okay with students drinking in dorms as long as they don't see or hear it and they aren't bothering anyone. Other will see an empty bottle as decoration or a candle (not lit) and write you up for it. As far as officers on campus I have seen them few times.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is a dry campus so there is no alcohol on campus, which is a bust. Although understood, drugs are illegal and they do take it seriously.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 592nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 1290th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1366th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brian Washburn
Salt Lake City, UT
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The U has a strict zero-tolerance policy toward alcohol on campus and in the dorms. But because most alcohol-related incidents are simply alcohol-related and don’t result in vandalism, sexual assault, theft, or other crimes, cops and U administrators are content to look the other way most of the time. But heaven help you if your drunkenness leads you to make a public nuisance of yourself, or you even just bother your neighbors; cops pay a lot of attention to parties on Greek Row, where complaints from the neighbors about noisy parties have created an atmosphere of distrust and resentment.

When it comes to campus strictness, the so-called “Parking Nazis” are at the top of the list of villains. If you go 10 seconds over on your parking meter or your parking pass is not visible, expect a ticket. If it’s your third unpaid ticket, expect to be booted.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Disorderly skateboarding
  • Parking illegally
  • Public drunkenness
  • Public urination
  • Traffic violations
  • Underage drinking
  • Using a forged parking permit
Visitation Policies
Students who have guests in the residence halls should always escort the guests. Any guest found unattended may be asked to leave the dorm.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 148 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 174 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 59% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 37% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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