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1 College Freshman

Administration: The Administration is the number one reason I left this school. It is best put that it feels like every member of the administration is paid to be as rude, unhelpful, and condescending as possible. The Administration ignored and mocked my disability to the point of it being impossible for me to attend class or comfortably stay in the dorms. But even my healthy/abled friends have had extreme frustrations with the administration, for periods of time that are just unacceptable. I've heard of several conspiracies revolving around the administration and the behavior of the RAs and professional staff seem to validate some of these. In short, the administration is motivated by greed and not much else. If you decide to attend American, you will see what I mean. Despite this, the RAs are in my experience thoughtful and helpful, although they do not have as much power as they would like you to believe. Rules in the dorms are really lax which are nice, but in reality kind of stupid. RAs work the front desk and instead of a security guard checking in everyone who walks in the dorms, the RA will just look up from their laptop/homework, meaning ANYONE can walk in if they do so with enough confidence. Kind of scary. I would say whatever you might be caught doing in the dorms will come down to the RAs digression unless it's something more serious like drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I haven't really had any issues with school policies.

1 College Freshman

Administration: We hate the administration because they are so removed from the students and don't listen

3 College Junior

Administration: Depends on the rules you are trying to break, drugs and alcohol are the most strict.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Drug/alcohol policies are too strict

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AU is technically a dry campus, and students need to be aware that if they are caught with the possession of alcohol or illegal substances on campus, the school has the right to turn them in to campus police for punishment. Who you get as an RA can make a huge difference because some RAs are much stricter than others when it comes to enforcing the rules. While students can get away with having a few drinks in their dorm rooms with a couple of friends, there are no massive parties in the dorms. The partying occurs in off-campus fraternity houses and nearby apartments. 

The campus upholds strict rules and penalties when it comes to keeping everyone in check, and alcohol is not permitted anywhere on school grounds, even for those over 21. With recent drug busts, the campus has been cracking down on illegal activity. The best advice: if you must partake in activities that the school forbids, then do it quietly in your room and, odds are, you won’t get in trouble.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud in the dorms
  • Drinking
  • Smoking weed
Visitation Policies
Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests. In order to prevent non-students from sneaking in to residence halls, students are not allowed to prop open doors or duplicate any room keys or access cards.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 136 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 149 responses

  • 28% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 64% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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