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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Classes are very strict in attendance and honor code, which I respect. Consequences for alcohol & drug use are barely existent

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's just the right balance.

3 College Student

Administration: i am someone who always follow the school rule do not matter how it is.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration and law-enforcment officers are kind ad helpful

3 College Freshman

Administration: Things are strict for freshman but tend to get better later on.


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Rules regarding drug use and underage drinking are heavily enforced by Mercer Police and RAs. Freshmen seem to be under stricter surveillance than upperclassmen, but this may be due to the fact that they are underage and tend to be noisier and less cautious than older students. Drug penalties are harsher than alcohol violations, but drug use on campus is minimal. Thwarting alcohol possession and consumption is usually the focus of Residence Life, and there are firm consequences for getting caught with alcohol on campus or in dorm rooms. Partying on campus does happen, but most people recognize that it is not a smart idea. Random room checks are also sporadically done throughout the year, and anything found that does not belong in dorm rooms (such as alcohol, drugs, candles, or animals) will be confiscated. Health violations will also be noted.

There are rules regarding opposite-sex visitation in residence halls. Though opposite-sex visitors are not allowed after-hours, this rule only seems to be heavily enforced in the freshman dorms. Overnight guests are only supposed to be of the same sex, but students rarely abide by this rule. Residence halls for older students are more private and quiet, so as a result, it is easier for residents to escape visitation restrictions unnoticed. However, regular quiet hours (10 p.m. to 10 a.m.) and 24-hour quiet hours during exams week are strictly enforced in all residence halls. Further information involving rules and policies can be found in the Housing Handbook, which is given to all students upon their room check-in.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud during quiet hours
  • Drinking
  • Having alcohol or drug paraphernalia in your dorm room
  • Having opposite-sex visitors after-hours
  • Parking in prohibited areas
Visitation Policies
Mercer's visitation policies are pretty straightforward: no overnight guests of the opposite sex and no opposite-sex visitors in dorm rooms after 10 p.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. However, because so many people regularly violate these restrictions, the visitation policies do not really affect campus life much at all.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 115 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 123 responses

  • 50% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 46% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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