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3 College Freshman

Administration: I would say that the campus does not promote underage drinking, but they know that there are going to be people that are not legal age drinking.

3 College Student

Administration: Drexel isn't the strictest school out there but it isn't as lenient as other schools. I'd say it's pretty much in between.

3 College Senior

Administration: I think that since the campus is in the city, they should be more strict with letting people into buildings.

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3 College Student

Administration: The administration has numerous safety policies in place to protect the students. However, when it comes to capital planning, they rarely listen to student input before making a decision on something.

4 College Senior

Administration: Alcohol and drug use is very very strictly enforced. They will not hesitate to expel you if you are caught. At orientation, the administration really tries to scare students into not breaking these rules. They are also very serious about sexual assault.

Other than that, social life and campus life is pretty lax.


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Drexel authorities try to be forthright when addressing violations. Thus, they're strict when they need to be—simply because they already warned the students. For example, students who drink when they should not be drinking are rarely punished, unless it's a nuisance to others (such as finals week). Security and police are more interested in breaking up a rowdy party to ensure everyone's safety—it is Philadelphia, after all. They have more urgent things to take care of in the city. So, as long as students restrain themselves from putting on a drunken display, all should be well. Although the drug scene is not that large, there have been instances when Drexel has enforced its "zero tolerance for drugs" rule. People have gotten expelled with no questions asked for drug possession and/or use. The University is very strict about drugs.

Aside from drinking and drugs, students rarely get in trouble for anything else. From time to time, students will get in trouble for vandalism in the dorms, which merely results in a fine. Other things you can get in trouble for are downloading copyrighted material and illegal parking.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking in the dorms
  • Making too much noise in your room
  • Parking illegally
  • Sneaking silverware from the dining hall
  • Urinating or acting generally indecent in public
Visitation Policies
Non-Drexel students simply need to present valid ID to the desk attendant in the dorms and have their escort sign them in. Visiting students then need to stay with their escort for the remainder of the visit.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 221 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 237 responses

  • 48% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 47% 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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