Many students agree that the Wheaton College Public Safety is one of the most frustrating aspects of the College, and only about half of students say that the officers are friendly and helpful. P-Safety officers are infamous for the high number of fines distributed to students for small infractions. While they do a great job of ensuring student safety, they handle small matters with intensity and often appear to have little regard for the students when handing out parking tickets. Students joke that P-Safety officers just stroll the campus looking for the next victim to be fined. Word of advice: Things go much smoother if you are friendly and cooperative with the officers. Running away doesn’t help. Unless you’re really, really fast.
The Wheaton College administration takes matters of discipline very seriously, much more so than most collegiate institutions. But that is to be expected, as it is a private Christian college. Every student who chooses to attend Wheaton must sign the Community Covenant, thereby agreeing to live under Wheaton’s rules and regulations. These rules can seem pretty ridiculous at times, but each one is presented clearly in the Covenant and is given with biblical support. Even so, many students feel that the school should show a little more Christian compassion when it comes to disciplinary matters. If you get caught breaking the Covenant, you will be disciplined. This may mean disciplinary probation, revoking of parking privileges, fines, and possibly expulsion, depending on the severity of your actions. Some students have found it pretty easy to break the rules, just so long as you’re careful.