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4 College Sophomore

Administration: My school is strict when it comes to grades. One of the things Mason promotes is academic success. They also highly encourage students to be active in different clubs or sports.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: its the absolute worst. police are not understanding and it doesn't feel like college

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never been one to really participate in something that would be deemed as against rules so I can only say positive things about the strictness policy.

3 College Senior

Administration: It seems pretty standard across the board.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is very strict about student safety and making sure students know if some sort of violation has occurred that affects the student body such as fires, rapes etc. Parking rules are very strict because every parking space gets used, so it is important to always have the right permit/decal for the lot you are parking in. Administration is also fairly strict about alcohol in dorms, although this depends on the Resident Adviser in the dorms because each R.A. is different, and some are lenient while others are strict.


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Unless students are loud and obnoxious about having people over or drinking in on-campus residence halls, it’s unlikely they’ll get in trouble. Every hour on the hour RAs perform walk-throughs in the residence halls, so students should be wary of their noise level at that time. On-campus residents aren’t allowed to have candles, incense, or drinking paraphernalia in their rooms if they’re under 21. (This includes things like shot glasses, even if they are just used for decoration.) All freshman housing areas are “dry areas” meaning all alcohol is prohibited, even for visitors over 21. First time offenders of campus drinking policies have to go through a hearing process with the Office of Judicial Affairs.RAs also perform health and safety inspections twice a semester, and they’re actually pretty hardcore about it. The good thing is, RAs usually tell residents what week they will be performing inspections. The strictest thing about Mason is the parking policies. There are several 20 to 30-minute parking areas on campus, and Parking Services is constantly patrolling them, looking to give tickets.

The University is more strict with drugs than they are with alcohol, and generally smoking marijuana on campus is a stupid idea, since a lot of students get in trouble after somebody reports smelling marijuana to the police. Mason takes all drug-related offenses seriously, and it's easy to get kicked out of housing for repeat or serious offenses. This can be a real pain, since affordable off-campus housing is hard to find—especially in the middle of a semester.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in the freshman dorms
  • Making too much noise in on-campus housing areas
  • Parking without a pass, or parking in 30-minute parking too long
  • Smoking marijuana
Visitation Policies
Although the Mason Guide to Pride has a fairly long outline about guests, resident advisers are lenient; as long as your guests aren't visibly breaking the rules, you won't run into any problems. According to the rules, each resident is only allowed to have two guests in their dorm room or apartment at any given time, so if things get loud it's easy to get a noise violation or having too many guests.
Did You Know?
  • Extension cords, candles, incense and any other open flames are prohibited in all campus residence halls.
  • Any pets other than fish are prohibited in residence halls.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 352 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 374 responses

  • 37% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 10% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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