The campus-wide implementation of strictness leaves some students aggravated and feeling as though their rights are being violated. Other students, meanwhile, like the added feeling of security with increased police presence and firmness. But regardless of your personal view, common sense will keep you out of trouble and prevent you from having to answer to the law.
It is true that campus police are stricter than they used to be. They are more lenient to alcohol offenses than they are marijuana charges, but if you’re irresponsible or unlucky, you are asking for trouble. As it stands, charges for possession of pot endangers your chances of obtaining or continuing to receive federal student aid, including loans and grants—a line that many people can’t afford to cross.