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3 College Freshman

Administration: Claflin is a very lenient school.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Dorm Visitation and what is allowed in there is really strict.

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2 College Junior

Administration: The fact that you can only have coed visitation after 6 pm is terrible in my opinion. We are adults.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very strict when it comes to parking, where you park at and how you park if you do not have a decal.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: they do there job pretty good


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Claflin is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and the University has a reputation for being very strict. Even the most law-abiding student may find it hard to adjust to some of the more impractical rules the school has, such as no walking on the grass. With other rules like quiet hours in the dorm and more controversial policies like no visitation in dorm rooms and curfews for freshmen and sophomores, students say they feel like they are being deprived of exploring all areas of college life.

While attending such an uptight university can have its disadvantages, students always seem to find loopholes to break free from some of the more conventional rules here. Most students accept the campus rules without protest because rule-bending and breaking is done out of sight. Even if word does get around to campus police, 99 percent of the wrong-doers are never caught. However, residential managers (RMs) or assistants (RAs) will most likely write you up and charge you if you break a dorm rule. One of the main reasons for this is that RAs are upperclassmen who like to throw around their so-called authority with other students. Every rule you break or every fee you are charged is instantly put on your student account.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Breaking curfew
  • Dressing inappropriately on campus
  • Failing room inspection
  • Fighting
  • Having sex in the dorms
  • Having too many absences from class
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs on campus
  • Taking food out of the cafeteria
  • Using candles or incense in the rooms
  • Violating visitation policies and/or sneaking into dorms
  • Walking or lying on the grass
Visitation Policies
All guests of the opposite sex must be entertained in the residence hall lobby during visiting hours, which are every day from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. (upperclassmen get until 11:30 p.m.). All residence halls close at 11:30 p.m., when access is only allowed with an authorized key card. Same-sex overnight guests must be approved 24 hours in advance, and all roommates/suitemates must sign a form agreeing to the visit, as well. Overnight guests cannot stay more than 48 hours.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 97 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 106 responses

  • 49% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 42% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 9% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.


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