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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school isn't very strict but they do worry about the lives of students on campus. Some of the officers are a bit racist but with a bit of work, the school could get rid of that.

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4 College Junior

Administration: They understand we are college students but also want to keep us safe.

4 College Junior

Administration: I don't find the campus very strict nor do I find it not strict enough.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I feel extremely safe on campus and in my dorm. There is security at each dorm after 8pm!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Strictness in dorms depends on the RA. Some could care less.


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Syracuse University has been cracking down on violations of the alcohol and drug policies on campus for a few years now. What used to be a fairly widely-regarded school for partying is now trying to change the image and focus efforts on reversing this trend. Although partying in frats and house parties are a generally safe proposition, drinking and smoking marijuana has grown increasingly risky. Students who may be making a lot of noise or inviting many different friends into the dorm can easily draw attention to themselves and subsequently be subject to a room check by resident advisors on duty at the time. If there is a continued problem with the room, Public Safety officers may be called and a date with Judicial Affairs could be imminent.

Getting written up by Public Safety is not considered getting written up by an RA, but both end up in the Judicial Affairs office. For your first alcohol violation, you'll be given a warning, then a letter will be written to your home for the second, and you'll get a one-semester suspension for the third. For drug violations, you'll first be placed on probation, then a one-semester suspension for the second. Other offenses carry different mandatory sentencing, although these rules are sometimes subject to change, and it is possible to plead your case before a group of peers. It is, however, safe to say you should avoid ever dealing with Judicial Affairs if at all possible.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in dorms
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in dorms
  • Smoking in dorms
  • Using a fake ID

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 239 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 255 responses

  • 38% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 55% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.


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