Drug Safety

Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: ASU is now a Tabaco free campus, but of course people do still smoke and do drugs. It really is a personal thing. If you don't want to do it, then you don't need to. It's not like someone is going to make you do it.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Often hear stories of drinking on campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's 4 ASU campuses and for the most part, ASU downtown campus seems be having a great policy when it comes to drug policy. I've never seen anybody doing any drugs, except for smoking cigarettes. But this is the Phoenix Downtown ASU campus. I'm not sure about the drug safeties in the other campuses.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is ASU... If you want it, they got it. The cops here are terrible though, un friendly discriminate towards our age group and are looking to arrest you.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are lots of drugs and alcohol available

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 161st
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1157th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1171st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1175th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1193rd
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jade Riley
Hometown
Glendale, AZ
Major
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Grad Year
2013
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Holding the title as one of the nation's biggest "party schools" puts a lot of emphasis on substance use, especially alcohol. Alcohol is definitely the substance of choice at Arizona State and the most influential, as many students hit the nightlife scene on the weekends. The majority consists of drinking, drinking, some drug use, and more drinking. Usually drugs come into play when a major rave rolls into town or a major party is about to throw down. Other than that, low-key drugs like marijuana are usually what most people would see rather than the hardcore drugs. Marijuana is prevalent during kick-backs, some dorm parties (if you can keep it hidden), and at random places. It's one of those drugs that is generally more common. Granted, not everyone is wacked out on drugs or will even come in contact with it. It just depends on who you hang out with and what their character is like. 

Drinking and drugs will always come into play at any large party school. If that is your scene, you'd better believe you will not have any problems running into those who can hook you up. Since ASU is a dry campus, drugs and alcohol are not allowed, and if a student is caught with any substance, the consequences can be severe, from a criminal record to expulsion—it all depends on the nature of crime. Those caught drinking underage will usually come out of it with an MIC (minor in consumption) that will go on your record, and of course if drugs are involved, there will be more serious consequences. Obviously, there is a price for these kinds of choices, and ASU does not take these violations lightly.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
0
Alcohol-Related Arrests
512
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
166
Most Popular Drugs
  • "Date rape" drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
ASU Counseling
Student Services Building, Room 334
Tempe
(480) 965-6146
Did You Know?
According to a recent survey conducted by the University, 86 percent of ASU students surveyed had not abused prescription drugs during the previous 12 months, 88 percent of ASU students do not smoke marijuana, 83 percent of ASU students use a designated driver when they drink, 76 percent of ASU students eat before and/or while drinking, 75 percent of ASU students either abstained from drinking or consumed between 1 and 4 drinks of alcohol the last time they partied, and 39 percent of ASU students did not drink alcohol in the last 30 days.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 306 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 306 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 18% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 28% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 11% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 305 responses

  • 24% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 36% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 16% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 305 responses

  • 25% Practically unlimited.
  • 36% Somewhat abundant.
  • 27% Somewhat limited.
  • 13% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 305 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 12% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 38% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 44% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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