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4 College Freshman

Administration: They are there to help you. They are definitely on your side.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't live on campus so it doesn't really affect my daily life, but i would say i dont mind a strict campus sense it keeps people inline.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Dorm life kind of sucks because of floor hours. The hours are if there is class the next day, different gender can be on the floor from 12pm-11pm. If there is no class the next day, its 12pm-12pm. I'm not a big fan of floor hours at all, so this is the only thin affecting my answer.

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Spu is strict, but still gives students plenty of freedom to do their thing.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I definitely feel safe and secure on campus. Just knowing how alert they are and how much they want us to all feel safe makes a huge impact.


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SPU requires every incoming student to sign an agreement stating they will not drink alcohol, use tobacco products or illicit drugs, or engage in sexual activities. The only exception to this is if you are married—the sex part doesn't apply. However, the drinking and smoking does still apply even if you're legally of age. This policy is called "Lifestyle Expectations," and it is often a phrase uttered with sarcasm or dripping with disdain. There has always been a lot of talk about changing this policy, and it is rumored that it might be modified soon, so that students over the age of 21 will be permitted to drink.

If living on campus, rule-breaking is precarious, and, if caught, the most common penalty is a fine. Depending on the severity and situation, a student might also be required to complete educational courses on substance abuse or, in rare cases, be expelled. Appropriately, like many expectations in life, rules will be broken; don't break them on campus, and you'll be golden. The University isn't out to get anybody, and they seem to prefer blissful ignorance, so just don't flaunt it. Honestly, "Lifestyle Expectations" is kind of considered a joke, even professors will say with a gleam in their eyes something like, ". . .because I know none of you drink or have sex."

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Breaking floor hours
  • Drinking
  • Locking yourself out of your room
  • Sneaking food out of Gwinn
  • Using someone else's shampoo
Visitation Policies
There are specific hours when guys are allowed to be on the girl floors and girls can be on the guy floors. These hours are known as, "floor hours."

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 85 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 83 responses

  • 51% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 45% 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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