Though historically black colleges and universities have a reputation for producing well over half of all African-American higher education degrees, they are also known to be the ultimate social, party, and entertainment hubs. Life on campus at an HBCU will not only get you ready for the grind of daily life after college, they will help you thrive. Have fun and embrace a regret-free collegiate career at all costs; just don’t go too far and find yourself kicked off campus, because it will happen.. and there may be little to nothing that you can do to rectify your situation.

Before you are about to “try it” with HBCU administration, think of that fun, strict parent: they support you, especially if you handle your business, but when you start to slack off and fall short of expectations, you will be punished.. and it will not be pretty. HBCU administration is no different. Your education is worth more than momentary satisfaction. Do not try it.

There are 5 major “no-no’s” that will get you thrown off campus:

1Disturbing the peace

Are you a rambunctious, short-fused hot head that can’t control your emotions and reflexes? Find your chill before you make your way to a college campus because HBCUs are not the place to be a “pop-off Patty”. Fighting, instigating, and inciting violence are probably the easiest (and dumbest) way to throw your HBCU college career down the drain. Disturbing the peace is not limited to physical things, just ask Samuel Jackson who was expelled from Morehouse College in 1969 for locking board members (including the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s very own father, Martin Luther King Sr!) in a building, and holding them hostage for two days!