Drug Safety

Location
Birmingham, AL
Undergrads
1,295
Tuition
$29,600
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are drugs and alcohol on campus, but it's lower end stuff like weed, Adderall, and Oxy.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is a very big thing on campus, there are very, very few parties without it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Campus Police are vigilant about keeping drugs off the Hilltop, and they aren't an issue on campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't noticed any sort of drug issue on BSC. Our honor code and athletics policies are very strict, so I believe that any drug use would be discouraged by peer pressure alone. Also, the staff are very involved, so if there was a problem, people would know about it. I'm sure it goes on, but it isn't noticeable.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Mostly Non Existent – While a lot of people smoke pot, mostly everyone just drinks.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 320th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 507th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 641st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 902nd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1014th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kriti Mishra
Hometown
Hoover, Ala.
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It would be dishonest to say that drug use doesn't happen on campus, because it does, just like at any college. But if there is drug activity going on, you almost never hear about it. Most students tend to stick to alcohol if they are looking for a perception-altering experience. Because of the low profile of drugs, there is little to no pressure to use drugs, so non-users don't have to feel intimidated when they come to Southern. Substances such as caffeine and other drugs to stay awake are much more common than illegal substances, as students feel the pressure to study or write papers long into the night. You will most likely hear more about these instances than anything else going on in the world of substance abuse. But with any illegal activity, most people aren't going to talk about it unless it's really causing a problem. Unfortunately, Campus Police tend to be much stricter on those offenses that are drug-related than those that are alcohol-related. Therefore, it is an unspoken rule that if you want to do drugs, you're much safer going off campus to do them. They are more lenient on alcohol-related offenses because some students are actually legal and can drink by law. Overall, the drug scene at BSC is very hush-hush and not something you would encounter unless you seek it out.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
80
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
14
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
  • Ritalin/Adderall
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Health Services Department
(205) 226-4717
Alcohol-assessment services, personal counseling, alcohol-related literature
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Services Director, Yvette Spencer
(205) 226-7720
One-on-one counseling, educational information
Drug Counseling Programs
Office of Student Affairs
(205) 226-4729
Educational programming for groups and organizations, alcohol-related films and literature

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 7 responses

  • 44% Alcohol
  • 38% Marijuana
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% None

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 57% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 50% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 12% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Practically unlimited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 14% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 14% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 43% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 43% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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