Campus Strictness

Kalamazoo, MI
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are only a few things that generally bother me about our strictness. 1- I once got a parking ticket for my plates being expired and it was wrote at 3 a.m and I actually had already purchased the new stickers they just weren't on yet. 2- noise in the dorms can be very annoying and not much is done about it at very late hours

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: students are annoying and parking is horrible!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Some things they are very serious about, like parking but for the most part we are adults so as long as it's legal they don't put up too much of a fight.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus strictness is in place for the well being of the students and faculty. It exists for a purpose. I believe it to be exceptional.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The cops and campus security are pretty strict and lenient at the same time. They are very good and strict about enforcing rules such as drinking or use drugs but are more lenient when it comes to noise in the dorms and outside. If the noise becomes a huge issue they will take action.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 918th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1249th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1374th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Sterling Heights
Creative Writing
Grad Year
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At Western, in the residence halls, illicit drug use and underage drinking are taken very seriously, as there are active police officers on campus that are required to be notified when illegal activity takes place.

Expect an MIP (minor in possession) or probation if caught with either an alcohol or drug offense. In terms of parking enforcement, it is very strict. If you are parked in a location that does not match your parking sticker or if you do not have a parking sticker, you will be ticketed. After a number of unpaid tickets or parking in a prohibited location, expect your car to be towed. Follow the rules, and you will be fine.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Underage drinking
  • Using drugs
Visitation Policies
Students are more than welcome to have guests on campus. Simply check in at the desk near the front of your dorm; all you need is an ID from your guest. The only stipulation is that your guest must be of the same sex and cannot stay more than two nights.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 99 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 119 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 55% 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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