While the staff and teachers at CCA are pretty laid-back, there are strict policies in the dorms and on campus. Students are not allowed to do any drugs or drink in any of the dorms or College-owned apartments, and even though the school cannot stop students from doing these things at someone else’s house, students are not even allowed to arrive at the dorms or apartments drunk or high due to liability and safety issues. Students are allowed to smoke on campus but cannot do it within 25 feet of the dorms or apartments, and no one is allowed to have candles or anything that could be set on fire in any of the campus housing. Punishment for breaking these rules could include getting banned from the Residential Life program at CCA. Also, freshmen who live on campus are not allowed to have or be even seen driving a car. Even if a school official sees a resident freshman driving on a nearby street, it could still lead to a ban from the dorms. The school says this rule is needed because there is very limited parking at CCA.
The College is pretty laid-back about what students do for their class projects, but it is strict about borrowing equipment and tools from campus. Students may check something out for a day, and must return it the next day before noon. There is a renewal process, but once something is overdue, the student must pay a fine before being able to take anything else out. All students are personally responsible for paying for anything that is lost or stolen while they are borrowing it, which can get very expensive, so be careful.