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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are okay as long as you're not doing anything illegal.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Drexel is really intensely strict when it comes to drug and underage alcohol use, they basically kick you out if caught. As for protests, they are basically non existent and not because students don't try! Drexel breaks the liberal spirit and just wants the moolah, even if that means going against the population's wishes.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Even as a student who lives in one dorm, visiting another is a hassle at best, a barrier at worst. Freshman dorm guests can't leave without signing in and out with ID. Upperclassmen campus housing is outrageously strict requiring state ID even for Drexel Students. Can ruin a night. Desk monitors are rude and I've never seen one smile.

3 College Student

Administration: As long as you're smart about what you're doing, you won't get in trouble.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school isn't very strict

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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 164 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 180 responses

  • 46% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 49% 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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