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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The parking is the major pain in the butt for students

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The dorms and University buildings were the only places that I would consider strict.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I think policies that benefit the campus overall are worth being enforced. If your intent is to break laws, then don't be surprised by the consequences. This is a very large campus relative to most other schools, and these numbers can mean both good and bad. Everyone wants to feel safe and comfortable while attending school, and while having fun is accessible and widely participated, expect safety and intelligent decisions to be enforced.

4 College Junior

Administration: I think that for the most part, the school is average on how strict they are. Sometimes it can be ridiculous that students get in trouble for drinking when there are others doing worse things around campus.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty standard. People get away with stuff.

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U of I is relatively tough on its students, although it really depends on the situation you find yourself in. The campus police do not turn a blind eye to drunks, or to students caught drinking underage. They are also tough on drugs and fights, especially when those fights take place in bars. Bar raids conducted by police are not uncommon, and some students say that there are times when raids can be predicted. Situations that involve alcohol and narcotics can really get out of control, which is why cops aren’t easy on offenders.

Students’ safety is the main concern of the campus police, and they are ever-present. Nevertheless, underage drinking is still pretty common, since minors are rarely caught. It is very easy for minors to buy drinks at bars. Basically, if you have the money or the friends to do it, you can drink easily. Still, getting busted for being underage means taking a big risk. If you are caught, you might get a $300 drinking fine, jail time, or worse. As one student put it, it’s just best to wait until you turn 21 and can go out to the bars and drink legally with your friends.


Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating
  • Drinking underage
  • Fighting
  • Illegal parking
  • Illegal substances in the dorms
  • Jaywalking
  • Not stopping for pedestrians
  • Pulling fire alarms
  • Speeding
  • Theft
  • Turning right on a red light

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 225 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 240 responses

  • 21% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 63% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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