the dorms, they have “fire drills” at completely random time
in the evening every other month or so. They evacuate
the students from their rooms during prime study hours while
the “Safety” officers sweep through the halls. They look inside
everyones rooms and if they think they smell anything or
think they might see something, they have full liberty to
search your room. This happened to me. The RA in
my dorm marked my room as suspicious due to the
fact that I had made a pull-up bar with wood
(I am a design major). They searched my room without
me present and found a pipe that I had hidden
way out of sight. They immediately kicked me out of
school, but were so nice as to give me the
opportunity to reapply next year after completing drug rehabilitation counseling.
The upper administration here are like nazis. They do
not care about the rights of students and actively try
to seek out students that are drinking and/or smoking. Yes,
I understand that they I agreed to their rules while
signing up, but I also remember giving them tens of
thousands of dollars to live in a tiny cinderblock room.
I should be entitled to at least try and have
a normal college experience.
The campus is great, the
best thing about the school. Lakeland is nice. Saturday nights
are crazy at the local bar, Kau Kau Korner. Basically
the whole school goes out and gets shit-faced at this
little shitty hole in the wall. There is a dance
floor, a big ass bar, beer pong, and a smoking
section out back. It is a pretty good time due
to the fact that it is just about everyone you
see on campus. It can get old because you will
end up seeing the exact same people time after time.
The Art department is top notch in my opinion.
The faculty know exactly what they teach because they are
all successful professionals dealing in what they teach. I love
the students in the art department although some of the
student's work is quite awful, but remarkably they pass because
they demonstrate they are putting in the effort to do
better and are motivated to learn.