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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Ole Miss is very strict in their dorms. Absolutely no alcohol in the rooms and visitors aren't allowed to stay after 12 A.M. on weekdays and 2 A.M. on weekends. Though my dorm seemed to be more lenient and the C.As tended to be more understanding, I've heard other dorms were much more strict.

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4 College Junior

Administration: I think the strictness at Ole Miss is very good. They have come up with plans put in place for a reason and for the most part they are effective. However, there are always flaws in a system.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Some crazy ones that brag on never giving an A or not up on technology.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They monitor the big stuff, but let some things slide. Fairly average.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Everyone knows the rules. Some choose to ignore the regulations.

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The strictness on campus depends on what you’re doing and when you’re doing it. If it’s a football weekend and you’re walking around the Grove, don’t be naïve and think that all of those beautiful women you see are happy just because they’re watching football. It’s because they have a little something extra in those red Solo cups they’re holding. The alcohol policy is really confusing, and it seems as if even the campus police don’t understand it. Don’t be surprised if you end up breaking the rules without meaning to do so. The typical rule of thumb on game days and at parties is this: if it’s in a cup, it’s fine. Drugs are a whole different story. The University Police Department, the University itself, and the Oxford Police Department all take drugs and drug-related paraphernalia very seriously. There are stiff fines that accompany these policies, as well as possible jail time or expulsion from the University.

Another thing that you don’t mess around with in Oxford is drinking and driving. Over the past few years, there have been several alcohol-related accidents. The University and the city both created an alcohol task force to figure out how to handle drinking and driving. They’ve tried to help students understand that if they do go out and get drunk without having a designated driver, then there are still other options. Take Rebel Ride or call a cab so you don’t risk an accident. It’s safe to say that strictness waivers between a fairly lenient drinking policy (when no driving is involved) and strict visitation and dorm rules.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Burning candles or incense in dorm rooms
  • DUI
  • Having alcohol in your dorm room
  • Having guest of the opposite sex in your dorm past visiting hours
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Parking in a restricted area
  • Public intoxication
  • Violating the alcohol policy, especailly fraternities and sororities

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 149 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 149 responses

  • 42% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 47% 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.
  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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