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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration is pretty relaxed when it comes to dorm/social life. They kind of leave you to yourself as long as you don't cause problems.

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3 College Junior

Administration: It depends on where you are and when you are.

3 College Junior

Administration: I always see people getting in trouble for smoking on campus at spots where no one goes through and it feel like, they're not blowing smoke in my face, so what does it matter? People, especially freshman, get in trouble with alcohol infractions in the dorms and my friend got in trouble for getting really drunk off campus and going to the hospital for alcohol poisoning just because he was on the school's health insurance.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: Health Promotion sucks! Parking is hard, but its SF

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5 College Junior

Administration: Every time I have contacted them, they have been very nice and helpful with me.

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Most USF students are divided over the strictness of the campus as a whole, especially in regards to alcohol and drug use (typically marijuana) in the dorms. Though lots of students claim to get away with certain illegal or punishable activities, those who are caught face harsh penalties, such as mandatory substance abuse meetings, counseling, or academic probation. If a student is ever caught doing drugs, Public Safety is called immediately, and the student is punished without question. Such an experience is usually embarrassing enough to warrant more discretion or better behavior in the future.

RAs (resident advisers) live on every floor in every residence hall, and they’re typically the ones to catch students behaving badly most of the time. They’re the first level of authority for on-campus students, and as such, it’s their job to note students being too loud or disruptive, having incense or candles (both of which are forbidden in the dorms), or using illegal substances. RAs often catch offenders and report them to higher authority figures for further penalties. Since RAs are also college students, they don’t always set the best examples for their fellow classmates, so most USF students learn to be discreet early on in the semester. It’s as simple as not wandering around drunk in the halls, blasting your music, or leaving your candles and incense out burning during regular room checks.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Having candles and incense in your dorm
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking marijuana in the dorms
  • Smoking right outside of school buildings
  • Texting in class
  • Underage drinking
Visitation Policies
Most residence halls geared toward underclassmen require visitors to sign in at all times, whether they're daytime or overnight guests. Upperclassman residence halls like Loyola Village don't require guests to sign in, but residents must be there to let their guests in for safety purposes.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 146 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 152 responses

  • 35% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 55% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 11% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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