My first reaction to your post is: Were you given notice to the policy prior to occupying the apartment?
Most people want to follow the rules but they have to know about them from the beginning. I would obtain a copy, read them and start asking neighbors if they are aware of the policies. if not, go to the committee and insist on a change. People in numbers is very powerful. IF they don't want to change I would consider a move, asking for your deposit back since they have a policy you were not made aware of from the beginning of your lease. Best Wishes. Hope this helps.