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3 College Student

Administration: ASU is a huge party school, often times strictness isn't applied.

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5 College Senior

Administration: All school polices need to be in forced . With a strict Administration it is possible.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is very strict with all illegal substances.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is pretty much like an open jail cell. You can go and do as you please as long as you don't get yourself caught doing something stupid you will be fine.

College Sophomore

Administration: I have not used any of the dorm services offered by the school so I am unaware about the policies surrounding them.


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Clearly ASU has a reputation for having great late-night extracurricular activities, and with that comes consequences that students need to take into consideration. Many students are able to steer clear of any confrontations with ASU authority or campus police because a lot of people know how to work the system. It's pretty simple for most if you can keep your cool and not get out of hand while drinking or engaging in drug use. On-campus residents have experienced the ups and downs of choosing to drink in the dormitories, and getting caught really depends on the individual. CAs will randomly check up on students or violate a shindig because of "noise complaints," so the amount of fun you will be having on your floor really depends on the CA in charge. Since ASU is a "dry" campus, drugs and alcohol are not tolerated whatsoever on campus. However, students take little to no consideration of these policies. Depending on the officer, the night, and the occasion, campus police and security are pretty decent when it comes to partying and all the alcoholism/drug use that comes with it. They certainly crack down on students who make it apparent that they are intoxicated and reckless, but if you can keep it low key, the officials will never know.

ASU consistently has the largest enrollment rate in the nation, which makes policing everyone difficult. Therefore, campus strictness is definitely implicated but does not always follow through because the ratio of students to authorities is not balanced, making it more of a challenge to crack down on everything that goes down in the dorms, house parties, fraternities, clubs, etc. With that said, pursuing an exciting social life is definitely manageable if you know what you're doing. If you can't keep it together, you will be guaranteed a "minor in consumption" (MIC), DUI, or any other infraction, so play it safe.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating or plagiarizing
  • Downloading illegal music
  • Drinking or using drugs
  • Jaywalking
  • Loitering/vandalizing
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking pot in the dorms
  • Streaking
  • Underage drinking or possession of alcohol
  • Using violence or weapons
  • Violating noise regulations
Visitation Policies
Visitation policies at ASU are extremely lenient in the sense that anyone can walk on campus. If you're interested in having some friends come to visit you that do not go to ASU, have no fear because they will be able to come see you without any hassle.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 609 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 641 responses

  • 31% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 54% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 11% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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