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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I'm the type of student to make good grades without feel the need to go to class so I'm glad there aren't people hovering over my shoulder telling me to go to class all the time. When it comes down to having alcohol/drugs in the dorm, they are a little oblivious to the fact that some of us have them. It's pretty easy to get them into the dorm. When students drink all you have to do is toss the bottle down the garabage and no one will know you had it. My first year there, a couple of students who lived next to me would get high. The resident advisors knew but they couldn't pinpoint which room it was coming from so they just let it go. Life here is gear for students but it really isn't all that strict.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Police are very strict and are there for our safety

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It isn't bad or good. It is right in the middle. You can't just do anything you want but they won't search or anything unless someone is overdoing something. You are for the most part responsible for yourself. They do care for you but they treat you how they are supposed to... like you are in the real world becasue that is exactly where you are. Oh and make sure your visitors come in earlier than 12 am or there is a chance that they won't let the visitor in until 6 to 8 the next day

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I hate rules, but they keep you safe.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: There are a lot of populations that have access to the various areas of campus, making it necessary to monitor campus activity closely.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 40th
    Best Campus Police
  • 843rd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 909th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kirsten Freitel
Marshall, Mich.
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Wayne State is not lenient about cheating, drug abuse, underage drinking, and the like. During freshman orientation, the chief of police even informs the incoming students that campus police will sit outside of the frat house waiting for underage drinkers, and ends by saying, “You have been warned.” Parties do take place in dorm rooms, but nothing is really said unless it’s getting too rowdy, and then a RA may tell you to quiet down, but they don’t really abolish it. If you have a cool RA, they may even join you! Freshman dorms are dry, and RAs will do spot checks.

As far as classes and attendance, many professors don’t do a formal roll call, but they will notice who is missing, especially if it’s a smaller class. When it comes time for grading at the end of the semester, if you’re on the bubble between two grades, the professor will likely take your attendance and participation into consideration and bump you to the lower grade if you’ve missed a lot of classes. All guests in the dorms must be checked in and will need to show ID to the RA on duty at the front desk. Guests will be given a temporary badge, and while it doesn’t need to be worn, it must be on the person at all times. Wayne State is in Detroit and the city has a bad rap, so these policies are justified. Wayne State University Police are just trying to keep the campus safe and free of drugs and alcohol to help maintain a good reputation.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise
  • Parking illegally
  • Possessing marijuana
Visitation Policies
All non-resident guests (including WSU students who live in other dorms/apartments) must be registered at the front desk of each dorm/campus apartment. Guests in any of the dorms cannot be signed in after 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday or 2 a.m. Friday through Saturday. There are no hour limitations in the campus apartments.

Students are allowed to have one overnight guest at a time, and they must be signed in before the hours mentioned above.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 110 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 121 responses

  • 60% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 39% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 1% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.


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