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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is fairly lenient, but they do crack down on substance abuse if it gets out of hand.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Getting written up isn't the end of the world. Usually it means a reflection of what you did, and it's a very good way to deal with things. They're strict about the right things, because they're supposed to be in order to get endowments. Like most places, some RAs are strict, some aren't.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: Most people don't like the president of the college and feel disconnected from the administration, but the RAs are usually very nice and not too strict.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't think the school is overly strict and our alcohol policies are definitely very lenient but in other ways the administration is not great.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Over the past few years, the administration has worked very hard to hear students' voices and improve their Oxy experiences.


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You can party at Oxy, and you can have fun. You can drink and you can even try and do other, more risqué things in your room as well, but you may get caught. That's the way college always works. No school will let you break the law or allow students to get into dangerous situations. Most students at Oxy seem to understand this and think that the written policies can be extreme or incredibly pointless, but that the enforcement of them is not very bad. While parties may be broken up, very rarely are students written up, and when they are, the penalties are never reported to be that bad for first-time offenses. Some students that have had multiple violations for drinking complain about the penalties, such as losing the ability to play in club sports. There is a good balance between strictness and understanding at Oxy, and there is very little to complain about.

In regards to other violations of campus policy though, the school is appropriately strict, but just enough that only a small percentage of surveyed students said that there was a problem. Issues such as rape and harassment are dealt with very severely, but a judicial process is in place to allow students a chance to defend themselves, too. The only complaints come from students that wish to be able to drink while underage on campus, or other students that feel the school should relax its drug policy to allow for marijuana use. Overall, there is enough strictness on campus to keep things within order and to keep students feeling safe, but things are still dealt with with an understanding attitude to ensure that students have a right to defend themselves.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 38 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 46 responses

  • 24% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 22% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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