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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Cal Lutheran is a very strict campus when it comes down to discipline and rules. It is a dry campus so even the hint of alcohol can get you in trouble and be written up. It really depends on your RA's on how strict they are and some go hunting for troublemakers while others just don't want to see whats happening and only bust people if they are out and disruptive. Campus safety busts a lot of people for parking violations and they are always on the prowl. There are designated places to park for commuters, students, teachers, and visitors. If you park in the wrong place you will most likely get a ticket. i visited the campus with my parents and went on a tour to check everything out and when we came back we had a ticket for about 35 dollars because we were in student parking even though the parking lot was half empty.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I felt very safe on campus. I love the administration.

3 College Junior

Administration: RA are very stirct and will get in you trouble for little things sometimes, just depends on you RA.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I work in the Residence Life Office and I appreciate all of the policies that they have put in place for us. We are concerned with safety and safety alone. Students should understand why policies are put in place and respect them. If they have a reason to be upset with our policies, this is not the school for them.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus strictness is nice because it isn't overbearing or completely restricting. Student's activities are regulated but not policed.


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There are often misconceptions about small, religion-affiliated universities, especially one like CLU in the tiny community of Thousand Oaks. People sometimes think that schools like CLU are on-the-dot extremely strict and only wish to break up any kind of fun. This may be true for some schools, but not CLU. Though CLU is a dry (no alcohol allowed) campus, most students usually get away with drinking in their dorm rooms or at parties off campus. If students are caught with alcohol in the dorm rooms, the penalty issued usually depends on the RA (resident assistant). All RAs are students, and are understanding and lenient. Some will either pour out the alcohol or just give a warning for next time. Though alcohol is easily available if students know where to look, most students drink reasonably and rarely get too out of hand.

CLU also has a rule that the opposite sex cannot be in a student's dorm room between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Naturally, boys often stay in girls’ rooms and vice versa during these hours and rarely get caught. The policy isn’t taken seriously, and most RAs are lenient regarding this rule. Campus Public Safety works hard to maintain a safe environment for students, and officers are all friendly and easy to get along with. Many students respect CPS and other authority officials, and students often stop to talk and catch up with them. CPS primarily deals with the happenings on campus. Parties are mainly off campus, and the Thousand Oaks Police Department sometimes gets called by neighbors who want to break up the party.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud or disruptive in the residence halls
  • Destructing campus property
  • Discriminating against students of other races
  • Drinking in the residence halls
  • Having someone of the opposite sex in your room after 2 a.m.
  • Parking in the wrong areas
  • Parking without a parking permit
  • Playing sports in dorm hallways
  • Selling or consuming drugs
  • Stealing
Visitation Policies
Residential students are allowed to have guests sleep over in their dorm rooms. There are no sign-in sheets; some students let their RA know a guest is spending the night-some students do not. Either way, it doesn't matter if students tell their RA or not since most RAs are pretty lax on guests as long as students are comfortable with the arrangements. There is, however, a CLU residence hall policy that someone of the opposite sex cannot be in the dorm room between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Most students get away with this, but some of the stricter RAs will write students up if they catch a student of the opposite sex during these hours.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 89 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 96 responses

  • 60% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 34% 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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