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University Of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI 02881

General Phone: 401-874-1000
Financial Aid Phone: 401-874-2314
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

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Gary Pavela, director of Judicial Programs at the University of Maryland at College Park and an expert on campus judicial systems, said institutions should tread lightly when extending policies off campus. He said that “treating students like children eventually induces them to behave like children,” and added that universities sometimes find themselves taking on an enforcement role they aren’t prepared for as communities demand more and more involvement. “Administrators have to keep in mind that they’re first priority is to manage educational institutions, not police departments,” he said. Rhode Island officials noted that most of the university’s peer institutions have policies that extend off campus to varying degrees.