Wayne State is not lenient about cheating, drug abuse, underage drinking, and the like. During freshman orientation, the chief of police even informs the incoming students that campus police will sit outside of the frat house waiting for underage drinkers, and ends by saying, “You have been warned.” Parties do take place in dorm rooms, but nothing is really said unless it’s getting too rowdy, and then a RA may tell you to quiet down, but they don’t really abolish it. If you have a cool RA, they may even join you! Freshman dorms are dry, and RAs will do spot checks.
As far as classes and attendance, many professors don’t do a formal roll call, but they will notice who is missing, especially if it’s a smaller class. When it comes time for grading at the end of the semester, if you’re on the bubble between two grades, the professor will likely take your attendance and participation into consideration and bump you to the lower grade if you’ve missed a lot of classes. All guests in the dorms must be checked in and will need to show ID to the RA on duty at the front desk. Guests will be given a temporary badge, and while it doesn’t need to be worn, it must be on the person at all times. Wayne State is in Detroit and the city has a bad rap, so these policies are justified. Wayne State University Police are just trying to keep the campus safe and free of drugs and alcohol to help maintain a good reputation.