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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Just follow the rules and you will be fine.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The administration is very strict if your bedroom and bathroom are not cleaned and they are even more strict when you miss a worship service.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's an Adventist school, meaning they're pretty strict with just about everything that could be considered "worldly". It's also important to remember that a lot of parents send their kids to oakwood looking for them to be babysat, so OU has to live up to that expectation. My advice is to just follow the rules if you want to stay out of trouble. You'll have time to do whatever your heart desires once you graduate.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Oakwood is a Christian campus. Therefore, alcohol, drugs, inappropriate sexual activity, etc. are prohibited. Ornamental jewelry is also not permitted, and the dress code can seem a LITTLE strict for those who are not used to a Christian campus. But the administration will work with you to help you adjust, especially Dean Knight! He is very fair, and all the students love and/or respect him.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: They have become strict recently especially with curfew but it's for the best


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The Oakwood University campus is a nice, friendly environment, and many rules are in place to help keep it that way. First and foremost, there is a curfew. Curfew is at 11:30 p.m. during the week and 12 a.m. on Saturday. Failure to get in on time will result in a fine. Many of the RAs are tolerant and will not fine you for being five minutes late, but it is best to make sure that you get in on time. The campus has a zero-tolerance for violence. Any violence demonstrated on campus will result in a huge fine or penalty and most likely a suspension. Oakwood is also very strict when it comes to cleanliness. Twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday, students are required to clean their rooms. Depending on your RA, it may only be required once a week. Failure to do so will result in a fine ranging from $50 to $250.

The standards of Oakwood are very high, and the campus is firm in upholding the school’s image. There is no set uniform for Oakwood, but there is a dress code which is part of the code of conduct. Students are asked not to wear jewelry to promote simplicity. Students are asked to practice abstinence from all negative behavior. There is to be no drug use or alcohol on campus. Women are not permitted in the men's dorms, and men are not permitted in the women’s dorms unless the buildings are having an open house. There is also mandatory chapel on Tuesday. Failure to attend will also result in a fine. Oakwood is very strict on rules.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Missing curfew
  • Speeding
  • Wearing jewelry
Visitation Policies
Visits by parents are allowed anytime. Other than that, students are only allowed visits from friends that are of the same sex.
Did You Know?
A common term on campus is AWOL, and it means to be absent without a leave. This is one of the worst fines to get. Avoid the AWOL.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 106 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 122 responses

  • 37% 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.
  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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