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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The honor code is the most important policy campus has. We are often reminded of it.

Campus is very open to new student organizations and freedom of expression. However simple rules are placed to ensure other's rights are not crossed.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus police are great and always notify us immediately to ensure our safety if something happens on or near campus. UGA has a strict honor code and a violation has severe consequences. They are very very lenient with underage drinking and alcohol. The police have very much a turn the other cheek mentality.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They understand we are college students, but also know there are rules we have to abide by.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The policies they have in place are helpful but some people just don't listen to them

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The rules are there for a reason and I understand why they have them; it's not good or bad

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Ever since a very tragic overdose incident a few years back, UGA and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department has drastically changed their policy on underage drinking. To the point, the ACC police are predatory and will not skip a beat in arresting you if you are underage and drunk.

During freshman orientation, you will be frequently reminded of the punishment for underage drinking. No matter what, if you are caught with two alcohol offenses while under 21, UGA will suspend you from school for the fall and spring semesters. Nearly everyone who is arrested for underage drinking goes through this systematic thing called “Pre-Trial Intervention.” You do 20 hours of community service, pay $500, go on probation for six months, and complete 8-10 hours of a drug and alcohol program. The student newspaper recently conducted an investigative report concluding that, of all the public universities in the South, UGA had the strictest policy on alcohol. Naturally, if you get caught with a fake ID, as it is in every state, it is a felony offense, so be careful. Please. We want you to graduate in at least five years!

Everything’s not all doom and gloom, though, as most UGA deans are. Also, if cops bust a party, most of the time, at worst, they’ll issue a noise violation, and the party usually continues afterwards. Police and University officials are pretty lax on all offenses on game days, too.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Driving on Sanford Drive during weekdays
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking pot in the dorms
  • Trying to smuggle alcohol into football games
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 286 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 291 responses

  • 32% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 63% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.

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