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5 College Sophomore

Administration: LSU is very strict when it comes to underage drinking and drug use. Police are all over campus ready to take action in any emergency

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are the campus police. They are there to do their jobs as police. That is exactly what they do.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I'm not really sure how every part of the strictness of this school, but what I do notice is adequate control and order in the system

3 College Junior

Administration: Administration really isnt that bad. The only thing about parking is that I wish that were closer parking lots for commuters because the walk from the lots to your class can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending where your class it

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration is always available to help answer any questions you may have.


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Campus strictness is kind of a mixed bag. You can get away with a lot, but not murder (or growing pot in your room). LSU is usually looking out for underage drinkers on campus, except during football game days, and most of the dorms don't allow alcohol. Students in the on-campus apartments have less restrictions, but if you are living in a dorm, you have to obide by their rules. RAs will search your room, so it's important to make sure your coffee pots, booze, and anything else illegal is locked away when you are not around. Campus strictness depends completely on where you end up living. People in the Pentagon throw keg parties on the weekends without having any problems, while students in West Laville have to write essays if they are caught with a hot plate. 

Game day tends to be the most conflicting day for students that have run-ins with campus police. Some cops allow students to run wild on LSU game days, while others are looking to hand out as many MIPs as possible. However, it's still hard to use the word "strict" when the entire campus has been turned into party grounds. For off-campus students, the major quip is with DUIs. If you are driving drunk in Baton Rouge, you will get caught. But you should always designate a driver for personal safety.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being loud in the dorm room
  • Drinking and driving
  • Drinking underage on game day
  • Having a coffee pot or candles in your dorm
  • Having a party in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Sneaking members of the opposite sex into dorms after hours
  • Stealing football signs on game day
  • Taping a flask to your leg for a football game
  • Using your cell phone in class
Visitation Policies
Residents of each hall vote on visitation times for guests. Typically, guests of the same sex are allowed to visit at any time. In communities with mostly freshmen, guests may only visit between the hours of 8 or 10 a.m. until 1 or 2 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 251 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 267 responses

  • 40% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 55% 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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