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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Biola is very strict in many things which makes sense because it is a Christian college. I think the strictness is needed to help us all with our spiritual lives.

3 College Freshman

Administration: From my experience campus safety is strict, but in a healthy sense. There is not any problems from my understanding.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Students sign a contract before coming here agreeing to not smoke, drink, do drugs, etc. Contracts are strictly enforced and there are pretty big consequences if they are broken. There are also open hours on floors where opposite genders can visit.

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3 College Junior

Administration: All undergrad students are on "contract" during the semesters. Not only is is a 'dry campus", but all students agree to a no drinking, no smoking policy, even if you're over 21. That is strictly enforced with expulsion as the consequence. Other than that the campus safety, or Campo as we call them, is pretty nice. They're kind of strict when it comes to skateboards, but if you're smart it shouldn't be a problem. Just don't fire-dance on campus and you'll be okay.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's pretty good. No the only thing that tends to have the most contention is the visitation hours, but most people are understanding about them and how they work anyway, so it's not the worst thing in the world.


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Biola is pretty lenient when it comes to campus security, mainly because everyone is so laid-back and not liable to do anything illegal or out of the question. Students are rarely found doing anything that would be considered "questionable," and the Campus Safety team includes some of the nicest people on campus, although they can be very strict when they need to be. There aren't too many rules that make students feel restricted. One big thing at Biola that some may not be used to is the rule of "open hours." Open hours are basically hours during the week when the opposite sex can be in your dorm hall. Usually, this is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday, with the weekdays being from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the weekends being from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Some students find this rule ridiculous, but for the most part, they are fine with it. Off-campus apartments don't enforce this, in addition to the Thompson on-campus apartments, thus attracting plenty of students as the years go on. In the dorms, the RAs are great people who are there to help you out in any situation or will leave you alone if need be; they're basically a resource to help accentuate your college experience. Biola encourages students to get involved with them and the hall events.

Biola students are all "on contract," which means that they can't have drugs, alcohol, or engage in sexual promiscuity on campus. If a student were to break any of these rules, depending on the gravity of the matter, expulsion would probably be the end result, so Biola does take things very seriously. However, this rarely happens, as not only are students encouraged to not partake in such things, but they also encourage one another to stay away from these situations.

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Visitation Policies
If someone comes to visit or spend the night, he or she will need to go to Campus Safety to get a temporary parking pass and will also need to check in with an RA just in case anything happens and they need to have a head count. Overnight guests must be of the same gender as the student the guest is staying with, and he or she is limited to staying three total nights per semester. Also, guests must have the consent of roommates.

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 137 responses

  • 62% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 33% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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