The campus strictness at Pitzer College is very lenient, much to the students' liking. There are rules, but if they are broken, students don't get into much trouble. The ResLife (Residence Life) staff is typically very understanding, allowing students to get away with a lot of rule-breaking. But, at Pitzer, these rules generally revolve around underage drinking and carrying open containers of alcohol. As is true on any college campus, many Pitzer students who drink are underage. As long as the students keep the noise to a minimum and do not leave their rooms with alcohol, there really is no problem surrounding this issue. Campus security (Camp Sec) is available to students during their time of need, but officers do not interfere with parties. The staff is friendly, and as long as you don't provoke them, you should be able to get away with most things. Pitzer students, though, don't do much to instigate trouble and therefore do not abuse the leniency of Pitzer staff.
Pitzer faculty members each have their own respective policies when it comes to attendance in class. Usually, students are allowed up to three absences per semester, but this also depends on the professor. Some are very flexible, while others strictly abide by their own rules—the strictest being that your overall grade will drop with each missed class after your allowed absences have been used. Overall, other than a few exceptions, Pitzer has a very relaxed atmosphere, and the staff and administration are generally very lenient. Pitzer students don't come to the College to make trouble; rather, they know what their limits are and do not do anything that normal college students wouldn't do.