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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration is great. They've been nothing but helpful to me and I'm really pleased with them. They take the time to get to know my name and they're always very friendly to me and wave.

3 College Junior

Administration: It seems to be getting better

1 College Freshman

Administration: I have tried contacting administration multiple times with regard to starting organizations, parking issues, work-orders for dorm, legal matters, and requesting clarification about when dorms are open, etc. Each time, administration either never responded, or gave a vague answer and then ignored any follow-up questions. For example, my roommate and I were trying to start a club; the head of student life set up several meetings with us, canceling each time (twice just minutes before the scheduled meetings), and then ignoring our emails. I have been invited to participate in multiple honor societies and conferences but received absolutely zero information about meeting times and responsibilities. Public Safety is extremely strict about noise and parties, because Wheaton is in such a residential area.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The president is really really awesome. I'm so excited for the future of the school under his leadership. I think the administration is pretty good. There is a whole thing going on right now with the company that provides the food to campus but other than that everyone gets along

2 College Junior

Administration: the Public Safety police are very strict with parking on campus and in student lots

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As long as you are not obviously wasted, there is not a lot of need to worry when it comes to campus strictness as far as partying goes. While Public Safety and RAs are always visible, they do not see the need to verify that everyone at every single party is of age. In addition, no one reports their interactions when dealing with Public Safety as negative. Rather, respect is noted to be the key component to having successful conversations with the officers. However, the actions of those who are obviously wasted on campus, including assaults, an increase in vandalism, and underage drinking, are met with strict enforcement. Those suspected of such deeds must face the hearing board for breaking the honor code. The punishments for such actions can even result in expulsion but are more often expected punishments, such as taking an alcohol education class. The enforcement of the honor code also extends to academic work. The hearing board also decides cases involving plagiarism, which the campus is keen on catching.

On the less serious side of things, parking and noise violations are also seen to be needlessly strict. Many students complain that parking lots are not well labeled, so those who happen to accidentally park their car in the wrong spot are wrongfully penalized. The existence of noise nags some students as well, for there is a divide between students on whether dorms should be places of socialization or study. Such small nuisances rarely get students down, though, because overall Wheaton is a very relaxed campus. The easy ability to have other students visit and to create new clubs and organizations serves to distract students from the rare exhibits of campus strictness.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Doing drugs, in particular marijuana
  • Drinking in public spaces
  • Drinking underage
  • Fighting with other students
  • Having candles in your room
  • Making noise during quiet hours
  • Making too much noise in your room
  • Parking in incorrect spaces
  • Vandalizing
  • Violating the honor code
Visitation Policies
If you would like to have a guest stay over, you must get approval from your roommate. Other than that, the only other rule is that your guest cannot stay for longer than three consecutive days in your room. It is also notable that Wheaton will hold you responsible for any wrongdoings that your guest commits.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 48 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 44 responses

  • 27% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 52% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 18% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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