In terms of public safety, Wagner has recently gotten a little stricter. There have been a few incidents with guests in the residence halls, so they're really cracking down on checking IDs, which isn't really a big hassle at all. Each student can have up to two guests at a time, but they must be signed in and can only stay for two days. Your guests have to stay with you at all times, which can get tricky if they're visiting during the week, when you have class. Even though each student is allowed to have up to two guests, there are ways around this. For example, if you have three people coming to visit, you can sign in two of them and your roommate can sign in the third person. Public Safety has also stopped allowing cars into the inner campus because some students were leaving their cars parked outside the residence halls for too long (the Student Government Association is working to get this rule changed). In general, the Public Safety staff is friendly, and they'll work with you as long as you're respectful to them. If you need help while you're on campus, they'll help you as quickly as they can.
Underage drinking and drug use are taken pretty seriously at Wagner, so you have to be careful where you drink and who you're drinking with. If you're underage, you can be written up just for being in a room with alcohol, even if you’re not drinking. And, depending on the situation, you can get in serious trouble. The same goes for drug use, so use your best judgment. Wagner also takes academic dishonesty very seriously. The academic honor code was designed by the student body with the idea that when you cheat, you're not just hurting yourself and the person you cheated from, but you’re also hurting the integrity of the college as a whole. If you're caught cheating, you're required to go before a committee of both students and faculty, and it's very difficult to get out off without any consequences. Wagner has an extremely low tolerance for cheating, which is important in any academic institution.