Drug Safety

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Besides the occasional waft of weed in the dorms I have never seen drugs on campus, but maybe it's just the people I hang out with.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's there if you look for it

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Kids love to party here!!!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Mostly alcohol with occasional smoking

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students prefer alcohol over drugs and I am yet to witness drug usage on campus by any peers of mine.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 36th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1110th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1242nd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1273rd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1298th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Devon Correll
Hometown
Rutland, VT
Major
Marketing
Grad Year
2014
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Most Bryant students have a "work hard, party hard" mentality, and partying for most students involves plenty of alcohol. There are always parties on campus on the weekends, and many students go to bars and clubs off campus, as well. Weeknight drinking is popular (as long as students do not have anything due the next day), from Tuesday senior nights at 'Rentes to "Wasted Wednesdays" to the most popular weeknight of them all, "Thirsty Thursdays." Despite this, students are actually very accepting of other students who choose not to drink. For nondrinkers or those who just need a night off, Bryant @ Night puts on alcohol-free weekend programming from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. every weekend and offers movies, rock climbing, field trips, etc., although these are not nearly as popular as the boozier socializing options. Marijuana is probably the second-most prevalent drug on campus, but it is more concentrated among a small part of the student body. In other words, you have the usual "stoners," who smoke weed all the time, and a smaller number of people who may try it from time to time. But the majority of the student body sticks to alcohol as their drug of choice. This may be partially due to the fact that drinking rules are a little more relaxed compared to Bryant's very strict drug policy (they have been known to involve state police in drug cases). Study drugs such as Adderall are fairly common and easy to come by, but you will typically only hear of people taking them during midterms and finals, if at all. And in terms of other recreational drugs, if they are there, they are kept out of sight. But as with anywhere, if you want something else, you can most likely find it. Potential punishments for violating Bryant's alcohol and drug policy include fines, probation, parental notification, and loss of housing.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
564
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
35
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs"
Drug Counseling Programs
Office of Counseling Services
Unistructure, second level
Smithfield
(401) 232-6045
Confidential appointments, online forums, referrals
Did You Know?
All freshmen must complete the Alcohol Wise online education program prior to receiving their laptops.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 34 responses

  • 33% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 25% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% None
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 36 responses

  • 6% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 39% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 8% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 31% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 56% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Very limited.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 42% Somewhat abundant.
  • 36% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 36 responses

  • 14% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 69% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 14% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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