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3 College Freshman

Administration: It isn't too bad. As long as you respect the staff, they will respect you and your choices. Social policies aren't super strict, but academic policies are held to a T.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never had any real experience interacting with the administration so I can't give it a negative review. Based on my positive experience at this university so far, they seem to be doing a good job.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think the administration is very communicative with the students.

4 College Freshman

Administration: U-M is great because it recognizes when students will do activities like drinking anyway and, instead of trying to prevent it, they give the tools needed to keep their students safe (like the Stay in the Blue app).

3 College Junior

Administration: Parking is the worst, I know many people who have gotten many tickets or have gotten towed, it's just really inconvenient. Underage drinking is never enforced, except occasionally in the dorms, but even then it's not always. I don't understand why it's condoned. I also don't understand why students can't visit dorms easily. especially at stockwell, I lived there last year and I loved the study lounges and piano rooms and I have many friends that live there but it is extremely difficult to even get in. I'm a student, not a threat to the community.


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Campus strictness really lies in Michigan's plagiarism policy. Michigan takes academic honesty extremely seriously. Every class scans reports, papers, and essays for plagiarism. If caught plagiarizing, students will be referred to the dean and run the risk of failing the class, and in some cases, being kicked out of the University. In terms of drinking, as long as you’re responsible, students agree that campus strictness shouldn’t be a problem. The University's Department of Public Safety (DPS) roams the dorm halls on weekends, occasionally citing students for possession of alcohol or other substances, but only if they are notably rowdy and disruptive. DPS is mainly there to ensure the safety of the students. The state of Michigan's medical amnesty policy helps create a safe atmosphere in the case of underage drinking, allowing students to call for medical attention without legal repercussions. Off-campus parties in frats are rarely broken up, and Ann Arbor officers are usually lenient. Students at Michigan can feel free to have a good time, knowing that if anything should happen, authorities value their safety above anything else.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Having liquor in your dorm room
  • Trying to get into a bar using a fake ID
Did You Know?
Now a virtually dead Michigan tradition, the "Naked Mile" happens on the night of the last day of classes each winter semester (in April). What used to amount to hundreds of naked runners and thousands of peeping spectators has now been quelled to a few courageous (and often jail-bound) daredevils. Either way, it used to be tolerated by the cops until the University administration cracked down (no pun intended) on it in the past few years. Check out for more information and racy pictures!

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 202 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 216 responses

  • 28% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 63% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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