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College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had much direct experience with the Administration. Recently there have been calls to change the way the campus deals with diversity issues and scheduling of the academic year. If nothing else, it seems willing to listen to the student body, particularly the student government group. After several calls to get rid of grade deflation, the Administration did so. Take that as you will.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is mostly on your side and mainly enforces the educational aspect of things more than the social/drinking/sex/drug part. However, if you are caught with drugs you can get disciplinary action. The honor code here is unique in that none of our tests are proctored; we just sign a statement saying we upheld the honor code. But if you are found to have cheated you will get suspended, most likely.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: It's very lenient where it should be: drinking, dorms, and social events. But it's also strict where it needs to be: the Honor Code. And most students understand and respect where the Honor Code comes from.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The Honor Code is taken super seriously here, but then some things are very easy to get away with. Unless you are in substance-free housing, it is typically okay to have alcohol in your dorm. As far as underage drinking goes, you only have to be 18 to get into the Eating Clubs, and from there they don't ID anyone for beer. Even if someone underage gets drunk and has to go to McCosh (the clinic on campus), they don't punish them for being underage. They want people to feel comfortable getting professional help when drunk rather than being afraid of the consequences of being underaged and risking major health issues.

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5 College Junior

Administration: They have a safety first policy, which is excellent. If you bring someone to the health center who has had too much to drink, there is no punishment.

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Few Princeton students will find themselves under the scrutiny of Princeton's campus police or University administration. Those students who do can be called in for any number of reasons, from climbing tent scaffolding at reunions to breaking into a dining hall after hours to get a scoop of ice cream. Room parties tend to be broken up not because of presumed underage drinking but because of noise complaints. Just as long as those students who chose to drink do so without breaking noise and open container regulations, Public Safety does not give them too much of a problem.

Campus police rely mostly on town police for taking care of major issues. The campus police focus more on problems such as noise complaints, which may result from parties where alcohol is served. The majority of calls to Public Safety are about thefts and alcohol-related issues, such as drunk students needing transport to McCosh Health Center.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in common areas
  • Drinking underage
  • Having candles or other contraband items in your dorm room
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Public urination or indecency

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 27 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 31 responses

  • 55% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 45% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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