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4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus strictness is about the perfect amount. People are adults and should be treated like such. However there are rules that must be followed. The administration does a fine job of enforcing these rules.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: As a politically active student body, many of us are at odds with the administration because we want our school to live up to it's values. I think that people rarely love administration though, so I wouldn't say this is particularly unnerving.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: We have a dry campus, but it's hardly reinforced unless a party gets to be too large. The most that they do is make you pour your drink out, unless you become a liability to school property and students.

Strictness in terms of academics: professors expect you to be in class and do the work. Class size is small enough to enforce this.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They Say It's a Dry Campus.. Earlham is called a dry campus on their website and other reviews but there is ample drinking here. If security sees you with alcohol, even if you're over 21, they make you pour it out. If you break something whilst drunk, obviously you have to pay for it. Wow, big deal. That's about it though.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's Bad for Idiots – It's not bad as long as you're not stupid about your partying. Just have some common sense and you'll be fine.


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While students may complain about getting busted by security or written up by their RA, security is almost always friendly and truly seems to have students' safety as their first priority. Unlike the Richmond police (RPD), students don't see Campus Security as out to get them, but due to Earlham's dry campus status (which many students claim to be an unrealistic and counter-productive policy), any substance possession or consumption is forbidden. If you do get written up for drinking or smoking pot, you will be required to pay a visit to the area director. Watch out, on the other hand, for underage drinking off campus. RPD isn't messing around, and you very well may end up needing a friend to come bail you out of jail.

If you're lighting up a J on the Heart, yeah, you're probably going to have to talk to someone. If you get caught with your backpack full of something illegal, you might face a semester suspension. You've got to expect an institution to act like an institution. Earlham's administration doesn't want to see people ODing or getting alcohol poisoning. You may not feel like you need their help, but they're trying to keep you safe. Don't worry, though: Come Friday night, students are going to be more focused on having a little fun than worried about getting written up.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking
  • Parking over time limit
  • Streaking
Visitation Policies
Guests are welcome to stay with students no longer than three days.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 13 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 13 responses

  • 38% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 54% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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