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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The Honor Code is what tries to keep everyone in order to follow the college's procedures.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Wesleyan is ranked nationally in having a sober campus. They are super strict on drugs and alcohol since it is a private college.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Wesleyan College is not strict as it may seem. Wesleyan College provides an environment for students to have individual freedom. As a Wesleyan College student, you are responsible for upholding Wesleyan's Honor Code in striving for honesty in all areas of your life as well as maintain the Honor Code academically, personally, and within the community. In general, you are responsible for your actions, disciple, and behavior.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: the police is very strict on the safety of the young women that live on campus which is a plus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Alcohol Use – Wesleyan is a dry campus, but that won't stop people (21+) from bringing alcohol on campus. If someone legal is caught with alcohol the punishment is less severe, but if she's underage it's much worse, as it should be.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 86th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 119th
    Best Campus Police
  • 148th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Francesca Landsman
Marietta, GA
Grad Year
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Wesleyan College has various policies in place to maintain a pleasant environment on campus and protect its students. Upon entering her first semester, a student is required to sign an honor pledge that informs her of the school’s honor code. It is a pledge of academic and social honesty, and each student is expected to uphold it throughout her duration at the College. Overall, the school places more emphasis on some policies than others and may let an individual off with a warning for minor offenses. For example, there are scheduled quiet hours which prohibit any loud noise in the dorms after midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. If a student is being disruptive during quiet hours, resident advisers will ask her to quiet down and respect the policy. On the other hand, the school has many strict rules for dorm visitation, which vary in severity depending on the dorm building. The policy that has remained with the institution the longest, however, is the alcohol policy. Applying even to the faculty and staff, the alcohol policy makes Wesleyan a dry campus, and violators face heavy consequences if caught.

The campus police are fairly tolerant about most policies that do not involve drugs, alcohol, or the endangerment of other students. Under the circumstances of moving in or moving out of the residence halls, they overlook minor parking violations; however, if it leads to a traffic problem, they will fine the individual. Resident advisers can also be lenient about some Residence Life policies, such as kitchen cleanliness or noise level, but if they think it will get out of hand, they correct it immediately. Wesleyan’s administration, as a whole, is interactive with students, but is the least flexible group on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating
  • Having a man in a dorm room after visiting hours
  • Making too much noise after quiet hours
  • Not respecting professors and faculty
  • Plagiarizing
  • Possessing or consuming alcohol
  • Smoking in undesignated areas
  • Vandalizing
Visitation Policies
As noted in the Wesleyan Student Handbook, open visitation hours, which permit both female and male guests to campus, are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. (the following morning) on Friday and Saturday. Policies for overnight guests vary depending on the dorm building and require a resident to register her guest 24 hours in advance. Overnight female guests are allowed to visit residents in any building seven days a week. Overnight male guests are only allowed in Hightower and Jones halls on Friday and Saturday evenings (begins 10 a.m. on Friday and ends at midnight on Sunday). Apartment residents have 24-hour visitation, as long as their guest is registered.
Did You Know?
The Council on Judicial Affairs (CJA) sponsors fun events that acquaint students with campus policies and regulations.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 23 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 25 responses

  • 60% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 40% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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